Ground Cover

Image
Name
Description
Bog Cranberry (Trial)

Bog Cranberry (Trial)

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

  • A understory groundcover with exciting potential
  • Under trial at this point
  • Research into better quality seed sources continues
  • Not in normal production for sale; call to enquire

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Bunchberry

Bunchberry

Cornus canadensis

  • Thinly spreading groundcover about 1m wide
  • Fairly large leaves in relation to the size of the whole plant, coming off the main stem in whorls; leaves turn from green to a dark purplish red in the fall
  • Clear bright white flowers with four distinct delicate petals; bloom in summer
  • Orange-red fruit appears in clusters at the top of the main stem in fall

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Creeping Juniper

Creeping Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis

  • Very low-growing plant, sometimes only 1cm high, forming large round mats
  • Needle colours vary from green to blue to maroon; winter colours are as variable as summer colours
  • Small inconspicuous cones mature into blue berry-like cones that persist through the winter
  • Cones takes two years to mature; first-year cones are green and ripe cones are dark blue

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Kinnickinnick / Bearberry

Kinnickinnick / Bearberry

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

  • Low mat-forming evergreen groundcover growing to 3m wide over time
  • Rigid thick leaves 2cm long and half as wide
  • Leaves are green in the growing season, often turning reddish in the winter
  • Tiny urn-shaped flowers are white with pink rims and tend to hang underneath the foliage; bloom in early summer
  • Red mealy berries ripen in the fall and often persist through the winter

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