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Bog Rosemary Andromeda polifolia

Phonetic Spelling
an-DROM-eh-dah pol-ih-FOH-lee-ah
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

 

A low, evergreen shrub growing from 8 in to 3 ft. in height. The shrub does not have many branches, but many shrubs will grow together to form a clump. The small, firm, narrow leaves are blue-green. Leaf margins roll under. Several small, bell-shaped, pink or white flowers occur together in a curved umbel at the tip of a branch. Shrub leavs are alternate, simple, narrow, leathery, sharp-tipped, whitish below; flowers white to pale pink, urn-shaped, in terminal, nodding clusters. Found in:Landscape, as cultivated ornamental woody groundcover, shrub

Bog Rosemary is one of several heath shrubs often found in boggy areas in association with Leatherleaf, Sheep Laurel  Bog Laurel , and Labrador Tea 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#pink#poisonous#summer#late spring#early summer#pink flowers#woody#boggy#summer flowers#groundcover
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#pink#poisonous#summer#late spring#early summer#pink flowers#woody#boggy#summer flowers#groundcover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Andromeda
    Species:
    polifolia
    Family:
    Ericaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
    Distribution:
    USA
    Edibility:
    non-edible, poison
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Dense
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Description:
    Blooms in June and July, several small, bell-shaped, pink or white flowers occur together in a curvedĀ umbelĀ at the tip of a branch
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Riparian
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Water Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Insect Pests
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    Watering of mouth, eyes, and nose; loss of energy, slow pulse, vomiting, low blood pressure, lack of coordination, convulsions, and progressive paralysis
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Andromedotoxin
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits