- SCIENTIFIC NAME: Mitchella repens
- PLANT TYPE: Groundcover
- SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: my-CHEL-luh REE-penz
- TAGS: Plant Tags: evergreen and winter interest. Plant Types: Groundcover.
Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens) grows in shade to partial shade; rich humusy soil; prefers consistent moisture; grows well under trees and large shrubs; easily smothered by heavy buildup of leaves. Fragrant; wonderful dainty ground cover for shady gardens; the berries stay on the plant until the next flowering season; although it is a vine, it never climbs and is...