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Stransvaesia davidii var. undulata prostrata

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Stransvaesia davidii var. undulata prostrata – This little-known shrub came our way from the now defunct Environmentals Nursery on the North Fork of Long Island (sad emoji here). This is a virtually unknown shrub to most gardeners and one that deserves great attention. Tongues of satiny dark green leaves turn a beguiling red to maroon in the autumn landscape and hang on through the winter on this virtually evergreen ground covering shrub. Flattened clusters of white May/June flowers are followed by persistent bright red pomes held in space by long arching pedicels. The shrub stands about 1-foot tall but some stems may grow taller. Though it trends horizontally in irregular fashion it will sometimes send up even taller vertical stems which may be allowed or pruned out depending upon your wishes. The extraordinary beautiful Stransvaesia davidii var. undulata prostrata deserves more attention from astute gardeners and botanic gardens. It could be fantastic on a sunny to mostly sunny slope, or utilzed as a ground covering foil facing up the larger shrub border and would be exceptional with blue conifers - those winter maroon leaves and bright red berries would set off blue-needled conifers resplendently. They are usually angular and especially odd in the pot but give them a little time... just think of the "ugly duckling" scenario... and WHAT an insult: ALLLL baby ducks are cute! Spring planting is advised in the northern end of its hardiness range. Average to fertile ground in full to part sun. Established potted shrub, cutting grown.




1-2 ft


6 ft



Characteristics and Attributes for Stransvaesia davidii var. undulata prostrata

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade


  • Edging
  • Evergreen
  • Foundation
  • Ground Cover
  • Natural Garden
  • Massing

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Draining
  • Acid


  • China

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown