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common name: Barren Strawberry, Siberian Waldsteinia
synonyms: Waldsteinia trifolia
perennial, evergreen, semi-evergreen, ground-cover
growth rate: medium
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: All Year
full sun, part shade, shade
dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Mat forming and good ground cover. Good evergreen foliage of strawberry like trifoliate divided leaves, which turn a purplish colour in Winter. The small attractive bright yellow flowers are unfortunately rather sporadically produced. Evergreen or semi-evergreen in very cold climates.
Cut out dead or straggly growth. Divide established mats in to small pieces and plant immediately in permanent positions. Mulch spring and autumn. Feed with general purpose fertiliser in mid-spring and after midsummer.
Has a wide natural distribution from Southern Europe, through Russia, Siberia, China and Japan.