Ornamental strawberries are are grown for their landscape purposes, not primarily for fruit, though Fragaria vesca also produces delectable berries. Grow in sandy or other well-drained soil.Fragaria chiloensis
Native to Pacific beaches and bluffs, North and South America. A parent of the market strawberry (see Strawberry), this forms a lush, compact mat 4–8 in. high. Glossy dark green leaves have three tooth-edged leaflets, take on red tones in winter. White, 1-in. flowers appear in spring, occasionally followed by a few bright red, seedy, 3/4-in. fruits in summer.
For use as a ground cover, set out nursery-grown plants 1–1 1/2 ft. apart. Mow or cut back annually in early spring to force new growth and prevent stem buildup.
To 2–2 1/2 ft.high, to 4 ft. or wider; narrowerand more upright with pruning.Branches curve gracefully...
Leaves have creamy white margins and blotches.
Native from California north toBritish Columbia, east to theRockies. To 10–30 ft. tall, 8–20 ft. wide....