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Fragaria vesca 'Mara des Bois' (Wild Strawberry)

Wild Strawberry 'Mara des Bois', Alpine Strawberry 'Mara des Bois', Fraise Des Bois 'Mara des Bois', Wood Strawberry 'Mara des Bois'


Noted for its incredibly sweet and tasty fruits, Fragaria vesca 'Mara des Bois' (Wild Strawberry) is a stoloniferous, spreading perennial forming rosettes of tri-foliate, coarsely-toothed, bright green leaves. In late spring and throughout the summer, it bears a profusion of small, 5-petaled white flowers adorned with yellow centers. They are followed by a crop of small to medium, plump, conical, fragrant, red berries which contain the highest flavor and aroma of all strawberry varieties.'Mara des Bois' is an everbearing variety: it produces fruit in summer to early fall in the first year, but in subsequent years produces a heavy spring crop with continued production throughout the growing season. Compact, it is a lovely choice as an edging for flower or herb beds. A strawberry patch is so ravishing with its small mounds of fresh, green, pleated leaves which hide dangling, ruby-red fruits begging to be picked and enjoyed!

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm). 
  • A full sun lover, this plant is best grown in fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Prefers organically rich, sandy loams. 
  • Great for the edge of informal borders, as a ground cover or for container cultivation.
  • Strawberries are susceptible to some issues including anthracnose, leaf spots, rots, wilts, powdery mildew and blights. Insect visitors include spider mites and aphids. Leaf scorch may occur in hot summer climates.
  • Remove excess runners. Propagation: remove and transplant runners. Propagate by seed sow at 13-18°C in spring

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H2
Plant Type Fruit
Plant Family Fragaria - Strawberries
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H2
Plant Type Fruit
Plant Family Fragaria - Strawberries
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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