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Fragaria vesca

Also called Wild Strawberry


More About Fragaria vesca

  • Habitats include fields, woodland borders, streambanks, and meadows
  • White, flower petals surround yellow stamens
  • Flowers are followed by edible, bright red fruit
  • Green foliage forms a bushy, trailing mound
  • Useful as a ground cover for erosion control
  • Bloom Time: Mid-spring to midsummer
  • Flower Size: 2 cm

Zone:

3

Height:

10-15 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

White
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Woodland Strawberry Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, partial shade or shade and is quite adaptable to drought conditions. This plant spreads by runners, which can be separated from the parent plant to form new plants. 


Fragaria vesca Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Edible
Edible
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Trailing

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Fragaria vesca

Fragaria virginiana

Fragaria virginiana

Virginia Strawberry