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Checkerberry, Partridge berry
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- Good to know - suits rock garden, woodland garden.
- Pests & Diseases - none.
- Place of Origin - North America.
- Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
- Height - in metres - 5cm (2in)
- Spread - in metres - 30cm (12in)
- Evergreen - broadly ovate, dark-green leaves to 2cm (¾in) long have white veins.
- Ground Cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil - prostrate, mat-forming perennial. Produces flowers 1cm (½in) long followed by red berries.
- Partial Shade
- Scented flowers
- Acid Loving
- Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
Suitable for a cool position on a rockery this plant has tiny pairs of dark green leaves and white or pink flowers
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