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botanical name:
Acaena novae-zelandiae
Acaena novae-zelandiae © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  New Zealand Burr
synonyms:  Acaena anserinifolia
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.15m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: light green
fruit colour: red
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
Vigorous creeping evergreen with pinnate grey-green to green leaves. The small rounded flowerheads develop into red burrs in late summer.

Moderately fertile, well drained soil in sun or part shade.

Separate rooted stems in autumn or early spring. Also from softwood cuttings in late spring or from seed..

Rock and gravel gardens, ground cover in borders..

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