• Maianthemum canadense

Maianthemum canadense

Canada Mayflower, Canadian May-Lily, Canadian Lily-of-the-Valley, False Lily-of-the-Valley, Wild Lily-of-the-Valley, Two-Leaved Solomon's Seal
Size: ex 2L pots - large

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Quick Overview

  • Low understory woodlander with ovate foliage
  • Delicate racemes of snowy white flowers
  • Dappled shade and moist fertile acidic soil
  • Hardy colony-forming herbaceous perennial
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Description

Maianthemum canadense, Canada Mayflower is a low-growing understory woodlander from North America where it grows in moist, fertile, humus-rich soils in dappled shade, spreading by its rhizomes to form a large colony. The growth is much lower than its tall relative, Maianthemum racemosum and likewise the inflorescence is a modest raceme of tiny star-shaped white flowers that appear in spring and throughout the early summer, held aloft above the foliage. The green berries that follow become mottled with red in the summer turning red and translucent by autumn.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Sub-Family Nolinoideae
Synonyms Convallaria canadensis, Maianthemum bifolium f. canadense, Maianthemum canadense var. canadense, Maianthemum canadense f. canadense, Maianthemum canadense var. carolinianum, Maianthemum canadense subsp. interius, Maianthemum canadense var. interius, Maianthemum canadense f. oswaldii, Maianthemum canadense var. ovale, Maianthemum canadense f. trifolium, Smilacina bifolia var. canadensis, Smilacina canadensis, Smilacina canadensis var. ovalis, Smilacina canadensis var. trifolia. Styrandra amplexicaulis, Styrandra canadensis, Unifolium bifolium var. ovale, Unifolium bifolium var. trifolium, Unifolium canadense, Unifolium canadense var. interius, Unifolium eschscholtzianum
Geographical Origin Canada, USA
Cultivation Dappled shade. Moist, humus-rich slightly acid soil
Eventual Height 25cm
Eventual Spread Spreading to several metres in ideal conditions
Hardiness Hardy herbaceous perennial

Maianthemum canadense

Canada Mayflower, Canadian May-Lily, Canadian Lily-of-the-Valley, False Lily-of-the-Valley, Wild Lily-of-the-Valley, Two-Leaved Solomon's Seal
Size: ex 2L pots - large

Availability: Sold Out

£10.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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