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brachycera

Classification

Order: Ericales
   Family: Ericaceae
            Genus: Gaylussacia
                        Specie: brachycera

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 18 in (45 cm)

Cultivation: Moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil

Features: Green leathery leaves; racemes of red tinted white flowers in spring; black fruit

Uses: Alpine gardens Rock gardens Shrub borders Spillover planting Ground cover

Zones: 4?9

Description: This small, spreading evergreen shrub from the eastern USA is famed for the way its branches self-layer. One famous colony in New Jersey, estimated to be at least 10,000 years old and covering 9.4 acres (3.8 ha), is believed to have originated vegetativel

Growth Habit: Spreading by self layering

Comments:

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Low-growing shrub usually under 0.5 m (1.5 feet) tall, never exceeding 1 meter (3 feet) tall at maturity.

Duration: Perennial





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