Chilean Strawberry, Beach Strawberry, Frutilla, Sand Strawberry

Fragaria chiloensis

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fragaria (frag-AY-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: chiloensis (kye-loh-EN-sis) (Info)
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Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Berkeley, California

Monterey, California

San Francisco, California(2 reports)

Moscow, Idaho

Freeland, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 8, 2007, spidra from Berkeley, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I love fruit too much to ever be someone who plants my entire garden to native plants. However, beach strawberry is the perfect compromise. It looks nice, is a vigorous groundcover without being invasive, has beautiful foliage and flowers, and the fruit is tasty. Can't go wrong if you're in its range.

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