Plant Data Sheet
Fragaria chiloensis, Beach Strawberry
Found along the
Maritime, coastal climate. Found below 200 meters.
(where, how common): Found
Sand dunes and sea bluffs. Full sun on coast, sun or partial shade inland.
Plant strategy type/successional stage (stress-tolerator, competitor, weedy/colonizer, seral, late successional)
Drought and salt resistant. Competitive in disturbed sites. Mid successional.
Plantago maritima, Potentilla villosa, Fritillaria camschatcensis, Gaultheria shallon, and Picea sitchensis.
May be collected as: (seed, layered, divisions, etc.)
Stolons/plantlets, fruit to collect seed.
Collect as mature red fruit. Seed is dark brown at maturity. Stolons with plantlets are collected between September 15th and November 15th.
Seed germination (needs dormancy breaking?)
Seeds are soaked for 24 hours and stratified for 21 days. Stratification may not be necessary. Germination can take 4 weeks in a greenhouse.
Seed life (can be stored, short shelf-life, long shelf-life)
Seeds to be kept dry and stored in a cold room.
Propagation recommendations (plant seeds, vegetative parts, cuttings, etc.)
Sow seed in early spring in a greenhouse. Cuttings should be treated with rooting hormone, kept moist and kept on a heated bench until roots are developed.
Soil or medium requirements (inoculum necessary?)
Cuttings in a 3:1 perlite/vermiculite mix.
Installation form (form, potential for successful outcomes, cost)
Ten inches apart
Care requirements after installed (water weekly, water once etc.)
Moist to dry conditions
Short-lived. Spreads rapidly to 6 inches tall.
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MacKinnon. Plants of the
Data compiled by:
May 23, 2006