Cassiope tetragona (L.) D.Don
Cassiope tetragona is a shrub.
Cassiope tetragona was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was David Don, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1834.
The shrubs reach heights of 15 to 25 centimetres.
Wood and Bark
Cassiope tetragona is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are opposite. They are lanceolate with entire margins.
Flowers and Fruits
Cassiope tetragona produces solitary pendant, white campanulate flowers in May.
The shrubs produce loculicidal capsules.
Cassiope tetragona is native to Northern Europe, northeastern European Russia, West-Siberia, East Siberia, the Kamtschatka Peninsula, Alaska, northern Canada and Greenland.
The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. They prefer soil with a pH between 5 and 7 and need a soil depth of at least 36 centimetres for good growth. They tolerate temperatures down to -12Â°C (USDA zone 8).
The recommended planting distance is 90 to 180 centimetres. Suited for rockeries.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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