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Fragaria x ananassa

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Fragaria x ananassa

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Fragaria x ananassa Plant Information

Scientific Name: Fragaria x ananassa
Common Name: strawberry
Family: Rosaceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, groundcovers, herbs & vegetables
Plant Form: spreading
Height: 8 inches
Spread: 14 - 18 inches
Foliage: 3 leaflets per leaf

round with serration

medium-textured foliage
Flower: white, 5 petaled flowers with mounded center
Bloom Period: Spring - Summer
Fruit: edible, bright red berries
Sun: full sun
Water: high water requirement
Soil: prefers rich, well-drained soil
Heat Tolerance: high heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 5 - 8
Native Range: North America
Maintenance: mulch

needs frequent soaking

if growing for the fruit, pinch off the runners

propagation by separation
Pests & Pathology: susceptible to crown rot and nematodes
Wildlife: scavenging animals can be an issue; everyone likes strawberries
Additional Notes: salt intolerant

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