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May Apple

 
White May Apple, Podophyllum peltatum, May Apple

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This unique groundcover boasts umbrella-type leaves and will thrive in any shady area. May Apple’s bright green foliage is also deer resistant. (Podophyllum peltatum)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-18" tall, 8-12' wide
Bloom Time Early to late spring
Size Bag of 3
SKU 1PODO3

Plant Information

Plant May Apple in your shade garden for unique, bright green foliage growing in the early spring. This woodland beauty grows to only about 18” and is deer-resistant, making this the perfect choice for most shade gardens.
SKU 1PODO3
Common Name May Apple
Botanical Name Podophyllum peltatum
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color White
Flower Size Flowers are showy but usually hidden by the leaves. Each flower gives way to an edible, fleshy, greenish fruit which turn golden when ripe.
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 8-12' wide
Bloom Time Early to late spring
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Plant has 1 or 2 umbrella-like, pale green leaves that can reach 12" in diameter. Plants with only one leaf will not flower. Mayapple goes dormant in summer (foliage dissappears).
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Native
Additional Information Fruit may be used to make preserves and jellies.
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Leaves and roots are poisonous.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsMay Apple
 
3.0

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5.0

Too early to tell

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from Middle TN

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  • Attractive
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    Comments about American Meadows May Apple:

    When I planted these last year everything came up and seemed to be what I expected. So far they have not sprouted yet as it is way too early.

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    1.0

    this picture was not through a thousand words

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    from spartanburg s c

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    • Small Bulb Was Messed
    • Small In Size

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      Comments about American Meadows May Apple:

      every thing I purchase this year did not do good at all. The May Apple did not showing any signs of life, the jack in pulpit died mid summer , I hope it may come back next year, the columbine all die , one group of columbine did not come up at all , the white trillium is only about 1 inch high after all season , the blue cardinal and red cardinal are about 5 inches high but struggling, and the other plants have die. I gave them attention and water and planted all these plants to your recommendation on the date I received them. I am not happy at all with my purchases, I hope that the plants that are remaining will do much better in the future years to come, if not I feel I wasted several dollars.

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      4.0

      nice plants

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      from Middleville, MI

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        Comments about American Meadows May Apple:

        Ordered 6. Planted 6. They all did well.

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        2.0

        Squirrels ate them!

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        from Cincinnati , Ohio

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          Comments about American Meadows May Apple:

          I planted them when they arrived but within days the squirrels ate them all, even tho I tried to protect them with cages.

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          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

          • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
          • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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