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
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Moist, Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Eastern North American woodlands.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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