PLANT BASE

Mitchella repens

Partridge berry

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-8
0-0.25'
0.5-1'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Mat-forming
Flower
Evergreen

Partridgeberry, Twinberry, Running Box, Pigeon Plum

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
May-July
Violet/ pinkish
Evergreen leaves
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Loam, Sand
Acidic
Soil Preference
Moist, organically rich, well-draining
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Sandy, moist woods and bogs, woodlands
Eastern US to Minnesota, Missouri, and Texas
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Heavy shade
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Heavy shade
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
Very sensitive to disturbance
COMPANION PLANTS
Red trillium,Wild columbine,Moss phlox
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Can be difficult to establish, spreads but not aggressively

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