Members of the Epigaea genus are evergreen hardy perennials.
They carry cup shaped flowers of white or pink that bloom in the spring.
Some of the common names for Epigaea include Mayflower, Ground Laurel, and Trailing Arbutus.
They grow low on the ground.
Epigaea repens by InAweofGod'sCreation's.
Epigaea gaultheroides by peganum.
Common Names: Ground Laurel, Mayflower, Trailing Arbutus.
Life Cycle: Hardy perennial.
Height: 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 cm). Prostate shrubs
Native: Northern America, Asia.
Ground Laural and Mayflower seeds (and other Epigaea members) should be sown outdoors using fresh seeds (mid summer) at a depth of about 6 mm into a sterile soil that is acidic in nature (pH 4 to 5) and gritty.
They prefer to be grown in a shady area as they are naturally from woodlands.
It usually takes about a month for Epigaea to germinate, but it is difficult to establish the plants. They should begin to flower after about three years.
You may prefer to get plants from a garden centre, if so then plant them outdoors at a spacing of about 25 cm either at the beginning of spring or the start of autumn.
If you require more Epigaea plants, then propagate by taking softwood cuttings towards the end of summer.
I hope that you enjoyed this guide on how to grow Epigaea plants. Updated September 2020.