The beach strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) is a BC native found along the Pacific coast of both North and South America.
The beach strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) is a BC native named after the island of Chiloe in Chile. Why you might ask? Because this amazing species can be found along the Pacific coast of both North and South America as well as in the Hawaiian Islands. It has thick, leathery, dark green, usually evergreen leaves, white flowers, and classic red fruits. It is quite drought and salt tolerant but grows into a lush ground cover in garden conditions. F. chiloensis is one of the species that was used to create our modern hybrid strawberry, F. x ananassa.
Common Name: Beach Strawberry
Family: Rosaceae (The Rose Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-10
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Height: under 4"
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Dry to mesic sand dunes and rocky bluffs just above the high tide line.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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