Fragaria vesca

alpine strawberry - woodland

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Buy Fragaria vesca alpine strawberry - woodland: A useful groundcover with edible fruits

This plant is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new foliage appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any soil, but prefers an alkaline pH
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Attractive foliage consisting of three palmate leaflets, each with a notched edge, forms in clusters along the creeping stolons. They are tolerant of partial shade, but if planted in a sunny spot they will produce edible fruits which are not as large or sweet as their cultivated cousins the strawberries, but they are decorative non-the-less. Use them at the front of the border, lining the edge of a path, or for spilling over the edges of a pot.

  • Garden care:Cut off runners from the parent plant and transplant the new plantlets to increase stock.

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Healthy plant with good yield


Planted them in a big pot on the patio. Healthy and yielded good crop.




Tiny delightful fruit


I planted out in my garden and for the first year, it didn't fruit. This second year, its exciting to check and find tiny jewel coloured strawberries, that taste like the bigger versions. Unfortunately the leaves have been eaten by some pests, but I have cut it back several times and it has survived, a sign of quality of stock. I love these little plants, they definitely bring joy to the garden.

Virtualitee D



Great even in deep shade


I have several of these in a pot along a northwest wall. As long as I remember to water I get decent sized strawberries even in shade. And the amount of new baby plants is wild. They spread easily and gives you even more strawberries.

Ivy's Secret Garden



Delicious, fuss free and great value


I'm really glad I got these, they have produced loads of fruit, even in there first year. It's true the fruit are not as big as regular strawberries, but if you can wait until they are very ripe they are very delicious and juicy. Best of all the birds mostly seem to leave them alone, so you can pop them in anywhere as there is no need to cover them. The plants I received from crocus were very healthy and vigorous, one plant in particular has put on loads of runners, and I have seen a couple of self seeded plants pop up in the garden, so they are excellent value too.

The grey badger

South Yorkshire


I would buy this again


Plant was dispatched after 2 weeks like I was advised. It arrived within a few days of being dispatched. The plant itself looks healthy, nice bright strong green leaves, a good size and strong roots. It was packaged extremely carefully meaning it arrived in perfect condition and the soil was damp so it didn't suffer in the hot weather! It's all repotted now so fingers crossed for lots of yummy berries! Can't wait to finally taste them and see the difference between these and my other strawberries




Wild Strawberry


I bought this to edge a patio and in time use as ground cover under shrubs elsewhere. I was also interested to compare it with wild strawberries from my previous garden that although garden grown had originated in the wild - and was impressed. The flowers and fruits were held higher and were more prolific and possibly fractionally bigger which also made it more attractive. It produced numerous runners which I potted up to spread elsewhere. So exceptionally good value. Thank you..


Mid Wales




Hardy and producing lots of fruit - even a few fruit in March in Leeds





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I have a strawberry pot and the plants have run out of steam. I'd like to replace them with alpines. I'm not sure how many to order though. Does a 9cm pot hold just one plant? Thanks, Kate


Yes, that's correct, each 9cm pot will house just one plant.


Hello, when is it time to repot these, and what is the best container size for a single plant? Many thanks!


Hello, These are best re-potted in autumn or spring, however if you are gentle with the root system you can do it at any time of the year. As for the pot size, this really depends on how long you want them to remain in the pot for. They do spread by creeping stolons, so if you plan on removing these, then a 30cm dia pot would probably be sufficient for a year or so.


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