Named for the bird that feasts on its berries, partridge berry vines are trailing evergreen plants with fragrant white flowers that appear in pairs. The flowers are from 1/2 to 2/3 inch long and are tubular, with four lobes. They are fringed within. The flowers are not sexed and appear in June and July. The bright red, berry-like fruit that eventually seems is not only edible for birds and other wildlife but people. Interestingly, it takes two flowers to produce one berry. The plant’s botanical name is Mitchella repens.
The plant is also succulent, which means it stores water in its leaves. The leaves are about 1/2 to 3/4 inches long, somewhat round, shiny and green. Their veins are white, which makes them especially attractive. The flowers and leaves appear on a slender, 4 to 12-inch stem.
Besides being beautiful, partridge berry vines are quite hardy plants and can grow in many types of soil.
Soils include those that are sandy, loamy, dry and moist and acidic to neutral. It can stand a little bit of salt. They are native to North America and grow well in hardiness zones 4A to 9B, or from Maine to Florida and Texas. The plant prefers partial shade and needs moderate watering. Because the vine doesn’t climb but creeps, it makes an excellent ground cover, especially under acid-loving shrubs. It is best grows best from cuttings or divisions and multiplies. A gardener can also raise the vine from seed, though this is uncommon.
This is a non-climbing vine. It is an evergreen and produces small red berry-like fruit. The ground covers shiny green leaves make them a must-have for gardeners. This plant ships bare-root and is a vine only! Ready to plant and guaranteed to grow! Buy your vines today! Fast shipping Partridge berry vines right to your door!
ReviewsKarenReceived a nice clump that I was able to separate into 6 rooted plants. They are in the ground and I'm hopeful that they'll establish.Nicole
Plants!Root segments arrived slightly dry, but apparently healthy. Several plants had teeny starter berries in the tips. All leaves and stems seemed to be in good condition. I have high hopes for these little fellows.michael
partridge berryArrived as described, with healthy roots.Peter Debonis
Very Happy! Arrived faster than I expected!I was surprised to find this site and the plants arrived much faster than I expected and I have signed up for your emails. Thank you very happy customerConstance
Beautiful and Surprised at how nice they wereThese arrived very full and green and even had a few berries on them. They were long and rolled. Mush more than I expected. Highly recommend these they are beautiful. Will buy again!Emilie
So far so goodIt's doing well so far (2 weeks)
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