TRAILING ARBUTUS - Epigaea repens Seed per Packet 30+)
Trailing Arbutus commonly known as Mayflower forms a creeping mat, commonly only 4-6 in. high. Leathery green leaves that are aromatic and evergreen. It forms trumpet-shaped, white to pale pink flowers that are deliciously and highly fragrant. The flowers are followed by a whitish berry, resembling a raspberry in appearance. They should be planted in part shade to shade in well-drained, humus rich acidic soils. Blooms Mar-May. Note: Difficult to get going and does not tolerate disturbances, but once it does establish it is so worth the wait.