CRCCD – Sweetfern

$20.00

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Description

Comptonia peregrina

CT DR P

Low spreading, deciduous shrub growing to 4’ tall with deep green, aromatic, fern-like leaves. Plants spread by horizontal stems and hold steadfast in even the sandiest sites.  Flowers are brown catkins that appear before leaves unfold.  Fruits are small nuts enclosed in husks.  Prefers full to part sun and drier soils.  Fixes nitrogen in soil.  Tolerates infertile soils, drought and salt.  Deer resistant.  Attracts butterflies and songbirds.  Larval host to Grey Hairstreak butterflies.  Good for erosion control and naturalizing.

2 gallon pot

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