Maianthemum canadense is an understory plant native to the sub-boreal conifer and deciduous forests of Canada. It is a small rhizomatous ground cover that grows up to 20 cm in height. Its single stems bear one or two leaves and a cluster of white flowers at their tips.
Spring flowering from May to July. Produces fruit in the form of red berries (non-toxic).
In the garden we plant Canadian lily-of-the-valley in understory or as edging for a shady bed.
Plant matches: for a botanical combination in green and white for a shady or north-facing bed.
Plant Maianthemum canadense together with: Galanthus, Anemone sylvestris, Aruncus aethusifolius, Asarum splendens, Asplenium trichomanes, Astrantia, Carex trifida, Carex remota, Paris quadrifolia, Convallaria majalis.
Grow in shade or partial shade in moist, humus-rich, and acid to neutral garden soil.
- 0,7 litre pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 10 to 30cm
- Plant spacing: 50 cm
- Flower colour: white
- Flowering period: spring flowers
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