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Epigaea repens


Epigaea repens is a slow-growing, evergreen ground cover from eastern North America with clusters of white to pale pink, sweetly fragrant flowers in spring.

Epigaea repens is a slow-growing, creeping, evergreen ground cover from eastern North America with clusters of white to pale pink, sweetly fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers in spring. The thick, broad, oval, leathery leaves are aromatic as well. It is not easy to grow and is difficult to establish at first. Likely best in acidic, woodland soil with excellent drainage and part sun to part shade or grow in a pot with a mix of peat and pumice. It is the floral emblem of Nova Scotia and Massachusetts.

Common Name: Mayflower, Trailing Arbutus

Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-8

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 4-8"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: Yes

Berries: White


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Eastern North American woodlands.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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