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Fragaria vesca

Alpine Strawberry

Woodland Strawberry
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Fragaria vesca
Principal Common Name Alpine Strawberry
Common Name(s) Woodland Strawberry
Synonym Fragaria californica var. californica Fragaria californica var. crinita Fragaria californica var. franciscana Fragaria californica Fragaria crinita Fragaria vesca ssp. californica Fragaria vesca var. vesca
Description Alpine strawberry is a low-growing, compact perennial about 10 " high with a spread of 8". The leaves are long-stalked with three coarsely-toothed leaflets. Flowers are round-petaled in flat clusters on a separate stalk from the leaves. The fruit is a small, scarlet, cone-shaped berry studded with tiny, brown seeds. They have a fragrance and taste more delicate than the larger cultivated berries.
General Comments Pest-free, but cover with netting once the fruit sets to discourage hungry birds and animals.
Nativity Native to U.S., Europe, Western Asia, Chile
Height Range 0 - 10 IN
Spread Range 0 - 0
Flower Showy N
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Green
Leaf Texture Compound : Serrate
Form Bedding plant : Edible : Groundcover : Subshrub
Flower Color
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Shade : Partial Shade
Soil Preferences Acid : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Berries : Edible : Flavor

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