Scientific Name: Andromeda polifolia
Common Name: bog rosemary
Family Name: Ericaceae
Origin: Canada - northern, Europe, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Rock garden, Wetland - bogs, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Bog
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Glabrous, Linear, Oblong, Entire
Flowers: Umbel, White, Pink, May-Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Leaves narrow, about 2.5cm long x 0.5cm wide, margins rolled under, blue-green, underside glaucous with a thick midrib; florets rounded, flattened urn-shaped, 3-4mm long x 5-8mm wide, petioles curved, about 1cm long.