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Galax urceolata

Native Plants

Galax

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Summary

Galax is spectacular evergreen groundcover that is worthy of much greater landscape use. In spring flower spikes adorned with tiny white flowers rise above the 9-12” tall clusters of glossy dark green leaves. The glossy round leaves of galax often turn a beautiful burgundy color in winter. Galax grows best in cool, moist, well-drained acidic soil. It is slow to propagate and establish, but can eventually form a dense carpet in the woodland garden. Galax is very shade tolerant and grows well with Gaultheria procumbens, Vaccinium pallidum, Rhododendron maximun, Gaylussacia baccata, Kalmia latifolia, Uvularia species and Iris cristata.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    shade 
  • Foliage Character
    evergreen 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry 
  • Flowering Period
    late-spring
  • Soil PH
    acidic 
  • Flower Color
    white 
  • Soil Type
    late-spring 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Other Common Names
    beetleweed 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    brown