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Fragaria chiloensis

Beach strawberry

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Fragaria chiloensis (Beach strawberry). This species grows wild in coastal North and South America and is one of the parents of modern strawberries. It spreads by runners in dense tufts, the lower leaves forming rosettes. It reaches a height of 30cm and spreads to 50cm. The 5cm long, obovate, trifoliate leaves are deep green and hairy.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous or Fruit

Origin

North and South America

Interest and use

Ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow them in fertile limy well drained soil with full sun with some dappled shade. Harvesting may start in early summer and may end in late summer.

Propagation

Propagate from seed in spring or autumn or by runners and replant with fresh stock every few years.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Protect them from snails, strawberry aphids and birds.

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