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Strawberry

Fragaria x ananassa
Fruits/Vegetables

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Fragaria x ananassa

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Fragaria x ananassa Plant Information

Classification  
   
Scientific Name: Fragaria x ananassa
Common Name: strawberry
Family: Rosaceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, groundcovers, herbs & vegetables
   
Characteristics  
   
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
   
Environment  
   
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
   
Care  
   
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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