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Plant Species of the genus Cassiope

Information about this genus
Name: Cassiope
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Cassiopes prefer moist well-drained soil that is humus-rich and slightly acidic. They are not drought tolerant and need ample summer moisture. Very frost hardy, they prefer a climate with distinct seasons with a cool moist summer. They are best shaded from hot summer sun. Trim lightly if necessary and propagate from self-layered stems or by taking cuttings.
Description: This genus of 12 species of small evergreen shrubs is closely related to the heaths and heathers. They are found mainly in northern Europe and northern Asia with outliers in the Himalayas and western North America. They are very much cool-temperate to cold climate plants, with a few species ranging into the Arctic. They seldom exceed 8?in (20?cm) high and have tiny leaves arranged in 4 distinct rows on wiry whipcord stems. The flowers, which appear mainly in spring, are small, usually bell-shaped and carried singly, though often in large numbers, on fine stems.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Cassiope ?Medusa? 4-9
Cassiope fastigiata 4-9
Cassiope lycopodioides 3-8

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