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Fragaria chiloensis


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"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


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.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

Americas - Central and South America

Asia and the Pacific - Pacific Islands

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