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A picture of a American barrenwort

American barrenwort

Vancouveria hexandra

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

1m

10cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

American barrenwort Overview

This is a deciduous shrub it will grow to a height of 45cm and a spread of up to 1m. The white flowers are tinged with pink and borne in pendent clusters in mid-summer. The leaves are divided into almost hexagonal leaflets and are thin but not leathery.

How to propagate American barrenwort

Division

You can propagate by division.

Seed

From fresh ripe seed in spring.

Other uses of American barrenwort

Suitable for ground cover.