- Hardiness: USDA
- Water use: Low.
- Light: Full sun or partial shade.
- Size: 3-10" tall, 4 to 20 feet spread.
- Plant habit: Evergreen, low, spreading groundcover.
- Native range: Found throughout the northern hemisphere;
- Season of bloom: Spring; fruit develops color in late
- Culture: Easy to grow. Grows best in well-drained soils.
- Maintenance: Foot traffic may result in dead branches.
- Pests/Diseases: May get leaf galls, which cause
on the leaves. Insects may also eat notches out of the edges of the
These problems usually do not harm the health of the plants
- Other: Leaves develop burgundy coloration in the fall
Fruit are attractive to wildlife.
- Cultivars: We have had success with:
Water-conserving plant list
Virginia I. Lohr
and Caroline H. Pearson-Mims
Dept. of Hort
LA, Washington St. Univ.
Page updated November 9, 2005