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Trailing Arbutus or Mayflower

Trailing Arbutus is an exquisite woodland flower that boasts sweet-scented, pastel pink beauty blooms along running stems of shiny evergreen leaves, creating the ultimate groundcover for woodland gardens. (Epigaea repens)
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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Plant Size: 6-14" tall, Up to 24" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late spring
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 1EPIGG
Common Name Trailing Arbutus or Mayflower
Botanical Name Epigaea repens
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Pink
Estimated Mature Height 6-14" tall
Estimated Mature Spread Up to 24" wide
Bloom Time Mid 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 Leathery green leaves. Evergreen.
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This is the famous state flower of Massachusetts, but it is native to most of the East from Canada all the way to North Florida, and loved by all woodland wildgardeners. Also called Mayflower after the famous Pilgrim ship, this sweet-scented, pastel pink beauty blooms along running stems of shiny evergreen leaves, creating the ultimate groundcover for woodland gardens. Creeping stems grow to about 16, and the when content, the plant forms lush clumps, which are a spectacle on the forest floor in spring. This wildflower is not easy to grow or rapidly spreading, but when established, it is always the pride of any woodland garden. Needs acidic woodsy soil, so its best planted under pines or oaks.

Trailing Arbutus is credited with making a very dramatic impression on early settlers in North America, especially the famous Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, MA in 1620. Used to the exhausted fields and largely cut woodland areas of Europe, they were stunned by North Americas primeval forests, which created heavily wooded habitat, right down to the Atlantic beaches. In spring, these magnificent old growth forests burst into bloom with our now-famous host of Spring Woodland Wildflowers, unknown in Europe. The queen of all the spring woodland flowers, at least to the Pilgrims, was this lovely ground-running vine with its delicate shell-pink flowers. For this reason, the common name of Mayflower was given the newly discovered plant, and it will always hold an important place in American history.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • White Trillium

    White Trillium

  • Astilbe Straussenfeder

    Astilbe Straussenfeder

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

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By Dirt Digger

from Fairport, NY

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    • Died Within Three Weeks

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      Comments about Trailing Arbutus or Mayflower:

      Such small plants, almost no roots. As a very experienced gardener I tried to be optimistic but all three plants died quickly.

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      Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
      • White Trillium

        White Trillium

      • Astilbe Straussenfeder

        Astilbe Straussenfeder

      • Garden Gloves

        Garden Gloves

      Shipping

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

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      As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

      Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial 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.

      Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
      • White Trillium

        White Trillium

      • Astilbe Straussenfeder

        Astilbe Straussenfeder

      • Garden Gloves

        Garden Gloves

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