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Comptonia peregrina

Sweet-fern

Description:

Small shrub between 1 and 4 feet tall. Flowers May to August then produces catkins. Leaves are fragrant. Prefers part shade and dry to moist soils.

Plant Overview:

Plant Family:Myricaceae
Plant Type:Shrubs/Subshrub
Plant Duration:Perennial
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:Late April to early May, before or with the leaves
Fruit Timing:Mid June into July
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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