Maianthemum japonicum

Maianthemum japonicum

False solomon's seal

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Fruits

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  • Botanical name: Maianthemum japonicum
  • Common name: False solomon's seal
  • Family: Convallariaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Often known as false Solomon’s seal, plants in the Maianthemum genus are mat-forming rhizomatous perennials, bearing erect or arching stems of alternate leaves. Flowers are small and star-shaped, and are followed by pretty red berries.

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Maianthemum japonicum bears arching stems of yellow-green leaves and pretty white flowers, which are followed by fleshy red-purple fruit. It’s perfect for a shady corner or woodland border, where it will form an attractive mat of ground cover.

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Grow Maianthemum japonicum in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. 

How to grow Maianthemum japonicum

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Partial shade, full shade
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does fruit in July

Plant does fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Maianthemum japonicum and wildlife

Maianthemum japonicum has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Maianthemum japonicum poisonous?

Maianthemum japonicum has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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