Partridge Berry (Mitchella repens)
Partridgeberry Plant, Mitchella Repens: Is a heavily shaded yard holding you back from enjoying lush greenery? The partridgeberry (Mitchella repens) might be the solution you need.
Partridgeberry is a low-growing perennial plant that grows in dense, highly-shaded woodlands. Due to its mat-like growth habit, trailing stems, and glossy, vibrant green leaves, TN Nursery advises customers to plant partridgeberry plants as a ground cover in shady areas.
Partridge Berry, A Plant of Many Names
If you are researching shade garden plants, you might also find partridgeberry listed under these names:
- ● Squaw berry
- ● Two-eyed berry
- ● Running fox
- ● Partridge berry (separated into two words)
These all refer to the same plant, Mitchella repens. Whatever name you may call it, you will enjoy the rich hues of the leaves and the clustered berries.
Partridgeberry is a woodland creeper that forms mat-like whorls along the forest floor. Its stems are smooth near the growing tip and have the sparsest of "hairs."
As the stems age, they spread by reproducing. They grow offshoots that emerge singly or in pairs from nodes below the previous year's fruit. After reproduction, branch stems emerge.
The partridge berry plant produces a pair of small fragrant, white flowers in late spring and summer. After the blooms finish, elongated, red berries appear. Partridgeberry fruit is edible, so you can harvest the berries to make into a jam or jelly.
Partridgeberry is native to North America.
It grows in forest habitats from New England, sweeping across to the Great Lakes region and as far south as Florida and Texas.
Partridgeberry is a trailing, evergreen vine. Its typical leaves are just under an inch long and may present either solid green leaves or variegated white lines. A slender but sturdy stem supports the leaves and berries.
Because it is an evergreen plant, this ground cover is a popular decorative plant in pots and decorative planters. Gardeners and home decorators enjoy using Mitchella repens stems and berries for winter wreath making and other holiday decors. The color contrast of the red berries and green leaves makes a classic combination that instantly makes you think of making merry.
Partridge Berry is available to order at TN Nursery
Do you have a heavily shaded area that needs a touch of color? Order your partridgeberry plants from TN Nursery today. Our professionally-trained staff is happy to assist you.
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So excited to see these plants grow. They were in excellent condition on arrival. Got them in the ground the following day and can already see them flourishing .
I love my lil plants so much and after being planted only 4 days ago, they are doing wonderfully. We deal with a lot of erosion due to our home being behind a large pond and steep slope so I am trying to counter this issue. The description of the plant indicated that it is slow-growing but a great groundcover for this purpose but I'm giving it a chance. Either way, it will be beautiful out here year round and I'm looking forward to seeing the show! Oh.......by the way........TN Wholsale Nursery is where you should be buying ALL your plants. These folks really are the very best and I love them very much.
Beautiful plants. Came in excellent condition. I highly recommend this nursery.
The plants adapted quickly and are thriving.
Plants arrived intact and healthy. Planted them the next day
I ordered 21 Partridge Berry plants. They arrived as healthy looking little vines, but without any planting instructions. I searched the website to no avail, so did what made sense to me, & made little shallow trenches for planting. So far, they are looking like they will make it. I am hoping that they love my yard so that I can order many more!
I have this lined up in my yard. This attracts birds and butterflies and it surrounds my plants in gladness.
The packaging of the product was good enough and The plant was in good condition.
growing great this was the added color that I needed around the edge of my flower garden
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
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