Oregon Grape Seeds

 (Mahonia aquifolium) Zones 4-8.

Also known as blue barberry, Oregon Grape grows to 8 feet, has beautiful holly-like leaves, prickly stems and deliciously tart berries! The berries can be substituted in for red barberries, which are common in middle eastern cookery. Medicinally, the bark of this plant can be used internally against systemic yeast overgrowth. Please consult your local herbalist for details!


Cold Hardiness: Zones 4 - 8

Edible: Yes

SizeSmall shrub

Growth RateMedium Shrub

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: Yes

Germination: 60-80%

Sun Requirements: Partial - full shade

Soil Preference: Rich, slightly acidic, consistently moist. 



- Soak Seeds 24 hrs. Follow with 90 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Stratify Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 90 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Plant stratified seeds in pots or a nursery bed. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

 *Excited about growing Fruit Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*


Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $4.99

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