Andromeda polifolia var. glaucophylla

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Andromeda polifolia var. glaucophylla (Link) DC.

Ericaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   3

Moisture: moist

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: pitcher-shaped
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Ericanae
Ordo:
Ericales

Andromeda polifolia var. glaucophylla is a shrub.

Naming

Taxonomy

Andromeda polifolia var. glaucophylla is a variety in the genus Andromeda which contains approximately 3 to 96 species and belongs to the family of the Ericaceae (Heath Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 30 to 90 centimetres. The plants reach a width of 40 to 50 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Andromeda polifolia var. glaucophylla is evergreen. The dark-green, simple leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Andromeda polifolia var. glaucophylla produces racemes of light pink pitcher-shaped flowers from May to June.

The shrubs produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Andromeda polifolia var. glaucophylla is native to Greenland, eastern Canada, Saskatchewan, the Northeast of the US and the central Northeast of the US.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy, gritty-sandy, loamy, sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -40°C (USDA zone 3).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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