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Epigaea repens

trailing-arbutus, mayflower

The fragrant state flower of Massachusetts is a joy to plant successfully, largely because of its exacting site requirements: plant on well-drained, east-facing slopes under open pine canopy to maximize its chance of creeping into a good clump!

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Height: 2-4 in
Spread: 8-12 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Host Plant
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Fragrant


North American Distribution


trailing-arbutus - Epigaea repens from Native Plant Trust
trailing-arbutus - Epigaea repens from Native Plant Trust
trailing-arbutus - Epigaea repens from Native Plant Trust