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Epigaea repens

Trailing Arbutus

Description:

Ericaceae family member that forms a mat. Grows in dry, sandy pine plains. Leaves are oval, leathery, and dark green. Flowers are white or pink with a sweet scent, and fruits are a white berry. Flowers bloom in spring and fruit follows.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Mayflower, Plymouth Mayflower
Plant Family:Ericaceae
Plant Type:Shrubs/Subshrub
Plant Duration:Perennial
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Butterflies
Bloom Time:Early April to early May
Fruit Timing:July
Global and State Rank:G5, S4
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Moisture:Dry, Moist
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade to shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry, Moist

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