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Maianthemum oleraceum

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From robust creeping rhizomes, rise a dramatic large perennial species, originating from the Himalayas into western China. With strong dark red arching stems of alternating long elliptic leaves, terminating in a panicle of white (sometimes pink) flowers in May to June, followed by fleshy red fruits which turn purple with age. Height 60-150cm. Spread 45cm. Requires partial shade and a moist well drained soil. Was Smilacina oleracea.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Convallariaceae) Maianthemum oleraceum
Group Colour Blooms Size
Perennial White Spring, summer medium
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich well drained Part shade, Shade Deciduous bold Himalayas
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
Yes ORNAMENTAL berries
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