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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
description:
Vigorous creeping evergreen with pinnate grey-green to green leaves. The small rounded flowerheads develop into red burrs in late summer.

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

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

usage:
Rock and gravel gardens, ground cover in borders..

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