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nice hanging cherrie cluster of berries (looks good against the snow, huh?)

Stransvaesia dividiana | Red Vein Stranvaesia
CHARACTER
Evergreen in milder climates just barely in Mid-Atlantic. It’s rather droopy looking in winter. The narrow spear shaped leaves have an interesting red vien down the middle on the back which looks nice against the greener part of the blade. Hanging clusters of bright red berries are attractive, but on the whole this is a subtle plant.

CARE
Watch for fireblight

NOTES
Dirr says he doubts the long term success of this plant in the US, but we’ll see. Stransvaesia can be seen at Green Springs and US Arboretum

RELATED VARIETIES | CULTIVARS | EXTRA INFO
X Stansvinia ‘Redstart’
is a new clone that shows promise
‘Prostrata’ shorter and more spreading

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ZONES HARDINESS | SUN OR SHADE ….. 7 – 9 | prefers full sun
GROWTH RATE ….. medium
HEIGHT / WIDTH ….. 6′ to 8′
PLANT SHAPE & BRANCHING ….. Loose, rounded; long archign branches branches
LEAF FORM & SHAPE ….. 1.5″-3″ obovate, impressed veins, obtusely serrated, thin, light
LEAF ARRANGEMENT ….. simple, alternate
LEAF COLOR ….. Deciduous | dark green, leathery
FEATURES, BUDS, FLOWERS, FRUIT
FLOWERS | small white in spring
BERRIES | beautiful bright red

NATIVE HABITAT
SOIL prefers moist, slightly acid, organic
Native China, does well in Ireland, England and Pacific Northwest US

Gallery of Winter Berries

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