Mahonia aquifolium is a vascular plant, so therefore the main mode of getting food is by photosynthesis and producing glucose and transports nutrients and water via the phloem and xylem respectively. The Oregon Grape is capable of growing in fairly harsh conditions. Mahonia aquifolium Leaf: Courtesy of Dennis Stevenson

The Oregon Grape requires relatively a low amount of sunlight and water, but can also grow in fully sunlit and moist conditions. The Oregon Grape also prefers to live in soil of pH levels from 5.0-8.0, which ranges from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline. If you are interested in more information about the conditions the Oregon Grape grows in, click here.

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