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Order: Ericales
   Family: Ericaceae
            Genus: Ledum
                        Specie: groenlandicum

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 3 ft (1 m)

Cultivation: Moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil in shade or part-shade

Features: Dark green leaves, rusty beneath; terminal clusters of white flowers spring?summer

Uses: Underplanting Woodland gardens Damp sites Beside water features

Zones: 2-8

Description: Found in Greenland and northern parts of North America, this shrub has an average height in cultivation of 3 ft (1 m), while in the wild it varies from 2?8 ft (0.6?2.4 m). Its young branches are covered in rusty colored hairs. Its elliptic to oval leaves

Growth Habit: Branching bushy habit

Comments: Used for tea during American War of Independence

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

Duration: Perennial

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