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Commonly known as Alpine strawberry, Wild strawberry
Semi-evergreenKeeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.Rosettes of 3-palmate, bright green leaves with oval, toothed leaflets 5-7cm (2-2¾in) long.
FruitPlants which produce an edible or ornamental fruitStoloniferous perennial. Cymes of small flowers, to 2cm (¾in) across, with 5 rounded petals are followed by sweet, slightly scented fruit 1cm (½in) long
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Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Tiny fruits but more flavoursome. The Alpine strawberry.
Genus of 12 species of stoloniferous perennials from open woodland, hedgerows and grassy places in Europe, Asia (as far as southern India), North America and temperate areas of Chile.
The native wild, or wood, strawberry is found in dry grassland and woods, is smaller than the Alpine strawberry usually supplied by nurseries and fruits over a shorter period.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - birds and small mammals.Medicinal propertiesDried leaves make an excellent tea substitute.Pests & DiseasesVine weevil grubs, leaf spot, powdery mildew, honey fungus.Place of originEurope.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilNeutral to alkaline soilWill tolerate all but most acid soil.