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Labrador Tea vs Thimbleberry

Ledum groenlandicum

Rubus parviflorus

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Labrador Tea
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Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

Thimbleberry is an ornamental shrub with large, green maple-like-leaves. Flowers are attractive, fragrant and 5 petaled which form into red-raspberry-like berries. The berries are good for jams, cakes, breads, muffins, etc.

If you remove the berry, the core resembles a thimble, giving this shrub its namesake. Campers and woodsman might also refer to this plant as the 'toilet paper plant'.

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

THIMBLEBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: any
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: rust orange
Fall colour: gold
Berries: edible, red, similar to raspberries
Flowers: clusters of tiny white flowers which are fragrant, sticky and attractive to insects
Flowers: white, showy
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested


Other Names: thimbleberry, western thimbleberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no