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VINCA

 

Vinca major (minor) VIN-cah

Evergreen       Shade part shade            Ht. 6-18 Feet  groundcover   Spacing 12Feet

 

HABIT:  Coarse groundcover for large areas in shade. Spreads quickly and has blue flowers in late spring.

CULTURE:        Plant in any soil in shade. Relatively drought tolerant once established.

USES:              Good plant for a naturally wooded area.

PROBLEMS:     Leaf rollers, cutworms.

NOTES:            Native to Europe and Asia. Not very good to use on residential property where closely inspected. V. major is the large-leafed, more commonly used variety. V. minor has smaller, shinier leaves, is more refined in appearance, and can tolerate more sun.

 


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