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Woodland Strawberry Alba in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Fragaria vesca f. alba

 

Woodland Strawberry 'Alba'

Fragaria vesca is a stoloniferous perennial and makes an ideal ground covering plant or for growing in pots, baskets and planters. The fruit clusters are produced on tall stems that do not sit in the soil and are easy to pick although they are not nearly as big as the cultivated strawberries. The flowers are white with yellow centres and appear in spring, followed by red fruits. As with cultivated garden strawberries, they similarly produce runners to spread, but also can be grown from seed. Fragaria vesca f. alba is a naturally occuring white form, and is virtually the same as the main species except the fruit is white instead of red.

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plant Features
  • Woodland Strawberry Alba likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Woodland Strawberry Alba likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Woodland Strawberry Alba is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Woodland Strawberry Alba likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Woodland Strawberry 'Alba'

Latin name

Fragaria vesca f. alba

type

Fruiting Plant

family

Rosaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Woodland Strawberry Alba likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Woodland Strawberry Alba is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Woodland Strawberry Alba likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Woodland Strawberry Alba likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Woodland Strawberry Alba is 0.30meters x 0.30meters 0.30 M 0.30 M

Fragaria vesca f. alba

Fragaria vesca is a stoloniferous perennial and makes an ideal ground covering plant or for growing in pots, baskets and planters. The fruit clusters are produced on tall stems that do not sit in the soil and are easy to pick although they are not nearly as big as the cultivated strawberries. The flowers are white with yellow centres and appear in spring, followed by red fruits. As with cultivated garden strawberries, they similarly produce runners to spread, but also can be grown from seed. Fragaria vesca f. alba is a naturally occuring white form, and is virtually the same as the main species except the fruit is white instead of red.


Flowering

From Late Winter TO Early Summer

Strawberries produce delicate and intricate white flowers with yellow centres. It is these flowers that eventually develop the strawberry fruit. The flowers start many months before they bloom, as tiny little yellow buds.

 

Propagating by runners

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Alpine strawberries will propagate themselves freely by runners - there is no need to do anything - other than controlling them, if they run rampant over space where you don't want them! They make good ground cover, due to their nature of covering every inch of soil.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant alpine strawberry plants in Spring, in fertile well-draining soil in a sunny position. The plants will tolerate partial shade. They make very good edging plants - though runnerless varieties are best fir edging.

 
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