partridge berry, twinberry
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Flower Color: white
Fruit Color: red
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Typically grown as a curiosity. This is a very small plant that acts as a groundcover with the caveat that the plants are very small. Keep it in a natural forested setting or establish in such an area.
Propagation: Seed or division of existing groups of plants.
Availability: Seed, Friends
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acid to neutral
Birds consume the berries.
Native Habitats: Hammocks, upland hardwood forests, upland mixed forest, seep slopes, second bottom and levees in floodplains.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: This very curious little plant produces two flowers with ovaries that fuse into a single fruit.