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ANDROMEDA polifolia 'Nana'

Image of Andromeda polifolia 'Nana'

Jesse Saylor

Family

Ericaceae

Botanical Name

ANDROMEDA polifolia 'Nana'

Plant Common Name

Bog Rosemary, Dwarf Bog Rosemary

Special Notice

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General Description

Bog rosemary is a low, narrow-leaved, evergreen shrub inhabiting peat bogs throughout the upper Northern Hemisphere. Selected for its relatively compact habit, the cultivar 'Nana' also features a late-spring and early-summer display of dainty, pale-pink, lantern-shaped flowers. It requires acid, moist, but not waterlogged soil, and shelter from hot sun. It is splendid in a bog garden, rock garden, or combined with heaths, dwarf rhododendrons, and other acid-loving plants.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    6 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    2 - 6

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6

  • Plant Type

    Broadleaf Evergreen

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm

  • Width

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    North America, Europe, Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water, Ample Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Pink, Light Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Gray Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bog Garden, Container, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No