MITCHELLA repens

Commonly known as Checkerberry, Partridge berry

Suitable for a cool position on a rockery this plant has tiny pairs of dark green leaves and white or pink flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Broadly ovate, dark-green leaves to 2cm (¾in) long have white veins.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • White
  • Height
    5cm (2in)
  • Spread
    30cm (12in)
  • 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.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Partial shade

MITCHELLA repens

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Suits rock garden, woodland garden.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    North America.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Rockery (inc alpine)
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
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Mitchella - Growing Guide

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