Fragaria chiloensis (Coastal
A superb evergreen ground cover, Coastal Strawberry does well in sun or partial shade.
True to its name, this strawberry is native to beach areas and other inhospitable growing sites from Alaska to Chile and in Hawaii as well (USDA 7-10).
It spreads by runners to forms low, compact mats, 6 - 12" high.
The leaves are leathery with red tints in winter.
Large white flowers in the spring are followed by delectable berries that put store-bought berries to shame!
For a short comparison of northwest native strawberries, click here.