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Partridge Berry

Scientific name

Mitchella repens


The Partridge Berry is a small woody vine that often is found in both deciduous and coniferous forests. It is a vine that does not climb but rather trails along the forest floor. The vine is fairly common across the eastern Canada and USA. Individual stems of the vine can be up to 30 cm long. The vine produces a red berry and white flowers with four pedals. It is prized by many gardeners to its deep green leaves and due to the fact that it is evergreen.

Planting conditions

Partridge Berry grows best in shade to partial sun, in dry to moist soil. It prefers soil that is acidic but grows well in soil with a normal pH. It is often found in upland woodlands, savannas, and rocky outcrops.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
    • Over 3m
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Moist
  • Light conditions:
    • Partial sun
    • Shade
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Humus
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
  • Eco Zone:
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
    • 5a
    • 5b
    • 6a
    • 6b
    • 7a
    • 7b
    • 8a
    • 8b
    • 9a
  • Plant type:
    • Vine
  • Height:
    • 1 m