COMPTONIA PEREGRINA #1 - Current Crop. Photo Taken: 7/31/2020

Shrub

Comptonia peregrina

Sweetfern

  • Colonizing ground cover
  • Sweet smelling green foliage
  • Great for sandy dry areas
  • Native to Eastern North America
You can abuse this tough, tenacious native all you want, but you'll be hard pressed to break its spirit! Upright growing with deep green, lustrous, sweet scented, fern-like foliage, Sweetfern colonizes by spreading stolons and will hold ground in the sandiest, most infertile soils you can imagine, and thrive where other ornamentals fail.
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Vigorous
Vigorous
Native
Native
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Average Water
Average Water
Dry Soil
Dry Soil
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

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