Woodland strawberry

Fragaria vesca

Woodland strawberry - Fragaria vesca

Common Name: Woodland strawberry
Genus: Fragaria
Species: vesca

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Edible fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained



    A great little plant which will produce edible strawberries in summer provided they have a sunny spot. Unfortunately though the small fruits are not as sweet and full of flavour as their closely relatated cultivated varieties. Nevertheless this is a wonderful groundcovering plant with bright green 3-palmate leaves that remain on the plant throughout the year except in very harsh winters. A lovely addition to the edge of a cottage garden bed or for lining an open woodland walkway.

  • Garden care:Cut off runners from the parent plant and transplant the new plantlets to increase stock.


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