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Asarum europaeum (Hazelwort)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Asarum europaeum

Other names

Hazelwort, European wild ginger

Genus

Asarum Asarum

Species

A. europaeum - A. europaeum is a low, spreading, evergreen perennial grown for its attractive, glossy, kidney-shaped leaves. It produces insignificant, brown flowers in spring that are concealed beneath its foliage.


Asarum europaeum is: Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading

Toxicity

Poisonous if ingested in large doses

Flower

Brown, Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Asarum europaeum (Hazelwort) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in rich, moist, well-drained soil in a shady position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Asarum europaeum

Other names

Hazelwort, European wild ginger

Genus

Asarum Asarum

Species

A. europaeum - A. europaeum is a low, spreading, evergreen perennial grown for its attractive, glossy, kidney-shaped leaves. It produces insignificant, brown flowers in spring that are concealed beneath its foliage.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading

Toxicity

Poisonous if ingested in large doses


Colour

Flower

Brown, Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Asarum europaeum (Hazelwort) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in rich, moist, well-drained soil in a shady position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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