Cassiope muirhead

Cassiope muirhead

  • Cassiope muirhead
  • Cassiope muirhead
  • Flower name
    Cassiope muirhead
  • Scientific name
    Cassiope muirhead
  • AliasCassiope
  • Place of originhorticultural species
  • Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Horticultural species
  • Flowering seasonMay, June

What is Cassiope muirhead

Cassiope muirhead (scientific name: C.wardii x C.lycopodioides) is a heath-like, cold-resistant, evergreen shrub and horticultural species of the genus Cassiope in the amily Ericaceae. It is a hybrid between C. wardii, a woody dwarf heath native to Tibet, and C. lycopodioides, which is also native to Japan. It is 5 to 10 cm tall, but grows slowly, taking 5 to 10 years to reach 10 cm.
It has branched, upward-facing shoots that are cordate and covered with cross-shaped pairs of small, dark green, scale-like leaves that look like green coral. From spring to early summer, the upper leaf axils produce lovely white flowers, bell-shaped and 6 to 8 mm corolla length, one down in each leaf axil. It looks like a Western species of rockbeard (scientific name: Cassiope lycopodioides).It is used for potted plants, ground covers, and rock gardens.

Common name: Cassiope muirhead, scientific name: C. wardii × C. lycopodioides, genus Cassiope muirhead, plant kingdom: Angiospermae, family Rhododendron, genus Cassiope, height: 5 to 10 cm, flowering season: May to June, uses: potted plants ,ground cover and rock gardens.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    C. muirhead
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeheath-like, cold-resistant, evergreen shrub
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height5.0 ~ 10.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.6 ~ 0.8 cm

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