These are hardy, choice plants for rock gardens. Evergreen or partially so and somewhat shrubby at the base, they form a carpet of leafy, creeping stems. The oblong leaves look like little oak leaves. Plants bloom from late spring into summer, bearing shiny white or yellow flowers that resemble strawberry blossoms. Ornamental seed capsules with silvery white tails follow the blooms.Dryas octopetala
Grows to 2–3 in. high and 3 ft. wide, with inch-long leaves and erect, 1 1/2-in. white flowers.
Native to the mountains of central Europe. Grows extremely slowly to 50–70 ft. or taller and 20&...
Native to the northern part of North America. Similar to Betula pendula but larger growing (t...
Native to western Canada and mountainous parts of western U.S. To 15–20 ft. tall, spreading by r...