Fragaria vesca 'Montana de Oro'

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Species Name: Fragaria vesca 'Montana de Oro'
Common Name: Montana de Oro wood strawberry

Excellent groundcover for shade. Smothers weeds and adds color beneath trees or shrubs. Tasty small fruit.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 4 in. H x 4' W
Growth Habit: Low, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Occasional to regular
Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: White
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Selected for the garden

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.