Also referred to by the common name, dwarf Oregon grape, due to its smaller stature than the tall Oregon grape, Cascade Oregon grape is an evergreen shrub that spreads by rhizome, generally growing no more than 2′-3′ tall. Found most often in shady locations in coniferous forest, Cascade Oregon grape can tolerate deep shade, but will likely flower more if some dappled sunlight is available. Many plant parts of Cascade Oregon grape are used medicinally and it has edible purple-blue berries. Early-season yellow flowers help brighten shady locations.
Cascade Oregon grape (Berberis nervosa) seed packets contain approximately 55 seeds.
Seed Germination Instructions
60 days cold-moist stratification. Sow in fall to late winter.