Sweetfern - Comptonia peregrina

Graceful, elegant shrub prized for its display of aromatic, fern-like deciduous foliage. Smooth reddish to grayish-brown bark. Durable plant has a long history of medicinal and culinary uses. Tolerates inhospitable climates and gravelly soils. Leaves very fragrant when rubbed.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Dry Areas
Erosion Control
Mass Planting
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Zen
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
24-36"
Spread: 
48-60"
Flower Colors: 
Green
Yellow
Flower Seasons: 
Spring
Summer
Special Features: 
Attractive Foliage
Growth Habits: 
Ground Cover
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 2
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Prefers sandy, slightly acidic well-drained soil. Prune in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Requires little maintenance.

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