FRAGARIA vesca

Commonly known as Alpine strawberry, Wild strawberry

Perennial with white flowers and small red strawberries. Ideal for naturalising or can be grown en masse
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  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps 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.
  • White
  • Height
    30cm (12in)
  • Spread
    Indefinite
  • Fruit
    Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
    Stoloniferous 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 winter
    Hardy 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

FRAGARIA vesca

 

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 Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - birds and small mammals.
    Medicinal properties
    Dried leaves make an excellent tea substitute.
    Pests & Diseases
    Vine weevil grubs, leaf spot, powdery mildew, honey fungus.
    Place of origin
    Europe.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to alkaline soil
    Will tolerate all but most acid soil.
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Fragaria vesca - Growing Guide

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