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Vancouveria hexandra

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A deciduous woodland plant with white nodding flowers in late spring. 40cm. Forms an attractive summer foliage carpet. Moist soil, cool part-shade.

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1 litre

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Plant Finder: about Vancouveria hexandra

Common names

American barrenwort


Vancouveria hexandra (American barrenwort). This is a deciduous shrub it will grow to a height of 45cm and a spread of up to 1m. The white flowers are tinged with pink and borne in pendent clusters in mid-summer. The leaves are divided into almost hexagonal leaflets and are thin but not leathery.


They are moderately frost hardy, they will prefer a cool position in peat soil.

Interest and use

Suitable for ground cover.

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Vancouveria hexandra | Gunnislake, Cornwall, PL18 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilPeaty
  • WaterSemi-moist

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