Mitchella repens (Partridge Berry)


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1 Gallon Pot. Native. Mitchella repens, commonly called partridge berry (also partridgeberry), is an herbaceous, woodland, mat-forming, evergreen perennial that is indigenous to eastern North America. Fragrant, four-lobed, funnel-shaped, white flowers (to 1/2” long) are lightly flushed with pink. Flowers bloom in spring in pairs mostly at the stem ends. Flowers are subsequently followed by round, bright red berries that typically ripen in late summer. A pair of flowers yields one berry, hence the additional common name of twin berry for this plant.

Common Name: partridge berry
Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Family: Rubiaceae
Native Range: North America
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 0.00 to 0.25 feet
Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to July
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Ground Cover, Naturalize
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Leaf: Colorful
Fruit: Showy, Edible
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Heavy Shade, Dry Soil