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Washington Hawthorn vs Oregon Grape

Crataegus phaenopyrum

Berberis aquifolium (Mahonia aquifolium)

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Washington Hawthorn
Oregon Grape

Washington Hawthorn is an attractive ornamental shrub that is dense enough to plant as a privacy screen. It produces clusters of white blooms in late spring to early summer.

Washington Hawthorn's red berries last throughout winter, bringing squirrels and birds to your property. In the fall, its foliage turns beautiful orange, scarlet, or purple.

One of the most overlooked trees on the prairies. This tree is often used as rootstock, a wildlife attractor, or a boulevard hedge. Give this one a second look.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Please note: this plant is poisonous to dogs.

Oregon Grape is an evergreen shrub native to North America, found along the Pacific coast. In spring, the bright golden-yellow flowers appear in clusters above the leaves. These flowers eventually give way to edible blue berries in late summer. While not a true grape, the berries appear grape-like due to their colouring and clustered growth. They can be eaten fresh, but the sour taste and high amounts of natural pectin make them well suited for preserves.

The Oregon Grape has leaves that are glossy, leathery, and spiny-edged. This feature gives it its alternate name of Holly-leaved Barberry. When the leaves emerge in the spring they are a bronze-red colour. In the summer they transition to green, followed by bright red to deep burgundy in the fall. Leaves are retained throughout the winter and colder temperatures cause the leaves to turn purplish bronze, providing year round interest to the landscape.

WASHINGTON HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

OREGON GRAPE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 5a
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Fall colour: bright red to deep burgundy
Berries: small, red
Berries: blue to purple, large
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Flowers: yellow
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: washington thorn