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Vinca minor f. alba 'Elisa' (Small white periwinkle 'Elisa')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Vinca minor f. alba 'Elisa'

Other names

Small white periwinkle 'Elisa', Lesser white periwinkle 'Elisa', Vinca minor 'Elisa'

Genus

Vinca Vinca

Variety or Cultivar

'Elisa' _ 'Elisa' is a mat-forming, evergreen shrub with ovate, glossy, dark green leaves and white flowers from mid-spring to late summer.


Vinca minor f. alba 'Elisa' is: Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Trailing

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6. This plant can be invasive if left unchecked.

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Vinca minor f. alba 'Elisa' (Small white periwinkle 'Elisa') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Ground Cover, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Easy to grow in all soils, except for very dry soils. Flowers well in full sun but also very useful for shady areas as well.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Vinca minor f. alba 'Elisa'

Other names

Small white periwinkle 'Elisa', Lesser white periwinkle 'Elisa', Vinca minor 'Elisa'

Genus

Vinca Vinca

Variety or Cultivar

'Elisa' _ 'Elisa' is a mat-forming, evergreen shrub with ovate, glossy, dark green leaves and white flowers from mid-spring to late summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Trailing


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6. This plant can be invasive if left unchecked.

Propagation methods

Division, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Vinca minor f. alba 'Elisa' (Small white periwinkle 'Elisa') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Ground Cover, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Easy to grow in all soils, except for very dry soils. Flowers well in full sun but also very useful for shady areas as well.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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