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Mitchella Repens

Mitchella Repens

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Shady areas of the yard sometimes look dead and uninviting. It can be difficult to find something to plant in these areas. Some parts of the landscape may have large trees that let in a ton of light in the winter and spring, but when summer hits, they become almost dormant and nothing seems to grow.

Mitchella Repens Appearance

Mitchella Repens is a native perennial ground cover that will add interest to that not so attractive shady spot under the trees. It features a small, woody, trailing vine with 6 to 12 inch, thin, stringing stems. It is not a climber but spreads out on the ground. The stringers will root in node spots and continue to fill in the space nicely.

Mitchella Repens Leaves

The leaves sport a lovely dark evergreen year round. They are about a half an inch wide with light yellow leaf ribbing. Late in spring, little white flowers appear. The flowers will bloom into early summer. The flowers are loaded with scent and freshen up the whole yard. Later in the season, little red berries will appear to add even more interest. These berries will last all winter. They will invite a few woodland creatures and birds to come visit, as they love to eat these berries.

It thrives well in rich organic soils that are shady. It is truly a winter show off. The dark green leaves with its red berries just look so festive. Although the seeds will sprout 2 years after maturing, the best way to plant this ground cover will start will from one-year-old cuttings.

Mitchella Repens Benefits

Once Mitchella Repens is established and hardy, it is low maintenance and easy to keep under control. For an abundance of color and scent, the Mitchella Repens is a great ground cover for shady spots in your landscaping. Check with your local garden supply or use the internet to research and insure that the plant will thrive in your shaded areas. The once dull, lifeless areas of your landscaping will look more like a festive party when planted with this enchanting ground cover.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Susan Namet
Successful Delivery

Order arrived in timely manner with plant material in good condition.

Josh Fuller

We love the plants. Thank you

Karen Carreiro
Healthy bare roots

I purchased bare root ground cover perennials. They arrived in a timely manner and very healthy, ready to plant.

Martin Hall

Fantastic customer service and a large choice of plants and bushes. Likewise, reasonable pricing.

Thanks so much for your review Martin, we love getting feedback about our plants and take pride in our customer service. Please get in touch if there is anything else we can do to make your day.