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Mitchella Repens

Botanical Name:

Mitchella repens

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Humus-rich, acidic soil. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Acid-based
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Plant Type

Shrubs, Herb, Native Plant, Perennial, Wildflower

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

0-1 ft.

Flower

Partridge Berry features fragrant, four-lobed, tubular, white flowers (to 1/2” long) which are lightly flushed with pink. They appear in May and July. The flowers bloom in spring in pairs mostly at the stem ends., Flowers 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch, Blooms appear in pairs.

Fruit

The flowers are subsequently followed by round, bright red berries that typically ripen in late summer (June-July) . A pair of flowers yields one berry, hence the additional common name of twinberry for this plant. The berries, which have a tiny dimple and star-shaped marks, are edible but rather tasteless. The berries often persist on the plants throughout winter. They are 1/4" long and 3/8" across., Red, occasionally white 1/4 to 1/2 inch

Benefits
Ornamental

A low-growing, evergreen groundcover for rich, woodland soils in eastern North America

Attracts

Birds

Taxonomy

Order

Rubiales

Family

Rubiaceae

Genus

Mitchella

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