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Epigaea repens

Common Name(s):
Trailing arbutus
Cultivar(s):
Plena
Comment:

Best used in woodland setting; space plants 6-10 inches apart; not drought tolerant; difficult to transplant; delicate roots; evergreen mat (ground cover)

Season:
Spring
Height:
2-6 in.
Hardiness:
2 to 8
Foliage:
Evergreen, simple, alternate, leathery, bright green to grayish-green, oval leaves; 1-3 in. long; heart-shaped at base; woody, trailing, hairy stems; white, berry-like fruit
Flower:
Cluster of fragrant, five-parted, white to pink flowers in spring; short, hairy tube flaring into five lobes
Zones:
2-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sunny, dry, acidic woods, roadsides
Size:
2-4 in.
Form:
Low, sprawling
Exposure:
Shade to partial shade; sandy soil
Fruit:
White to pink flowers; fragrant; white berry like fruit
Growth Rate:
Slow
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 268

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