|A very low growing evergreen, bearing dark and lustrous leaves with delicate white variegation. Tiny trumpet shape pink or white flowers are extremely fragrant and persist from late spring to early summer. The fruit is a red, berry-like drupe, 1/4" diameter, borne from fall into winter.
A delicate plant which does not like human disturbance. Prefers rich, well drained, acidic soil enriched with leaf mold. Requires shade. Not subject to any particular pests. A challenging plant to grow, but very beautiful groundcover in shady spots. Native from Nova Scotia to Ontario, south to Florida, west to Texas. Introduced 1761.