Scientific Name: Fragaria chiloensis
Common Name: coastal strawberry, wild strawberry
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, South America, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.1 - 0.2m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Horizontal, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Attract birds, Container planting, Erosion control, Green roof technology, Ground cover, Hanging basket, Herb, Native planting, Rock garden, Urban agriculture, Wildlife food, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Basal, Leathery, Glabrous, Lustrous, Pubescent, Trifoliate (ternate), Obovate, Ciliate, Dentate
Flowers: Cyme, White, May-Jun
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Achene, Edible, (Accessory tissue), Red, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Low carpets of leathery, glossy, dark green leaves each have three coarsely toothed leaflets that are red tinted in winter; florets mostly 1.5-2cm wide arranged in simple cymes; strawberries usually <2cm long.