Image of a dark green Alpine Strawberry plant, as sold by Urban Bounty NZ.  The green leaves are oval shaped with slightly serrated edges.  When in season, this plant produces small white flowers and tiny red berries.

Alpine Strawberry Plants

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Urban Bounty Alpine Strawberry plants are the perfect ground cover. This spreading variety has sweet red berries, green foliage and white flowers. They look pretty, help suppress weeds, and the tiny berries are 'grazeable' treats for everyone to enjoy.

We recommend that you plant a set of 8 Alpine Strawberries to provide good ground cover.  We also sell them as part of our ground cover mixes, which include a variety of edible ground covers.  

What are Alpine (Woodland, Wild) Strawberries?  

Alpine Strawberries are a woodland strawberry that originates from Europe.  They are small berries compared to the red store-bought versions you may be used to, but are much easier to grow. Urban Bounty Alpine Strawberry plants come in a 9.5cm pot.

Woodland strawberries are a delightful ground cover that work well in hard-to-plant spaces down the shady side of your house. It is also a joy to look at mass planted under your fruit trees, or in a stepping stone path.  The perfect option for an elegant or cottage-style garden!

Culinary Uses - Alpine (Woodland) Strawberries?

The flavour of Alpine Strawberries isn't super sweet like commercial berries, but they really can add something special to cocktails, summer salads and desserts. These woodland berries go really well with juicy sweet summer stone fruit and ice cream.  For a sneaky treat, sprinkle with a little sugar, gently crush and macerate them.  The result is truly delicious!

Growing Conditions - Alpine (Woodland) Strawberries    

       

Easy-care Alpine Strawberries are vigorous plants that die back over winter in colder areas but stay green in the warm upper North Island. Their fruiting peak is mid-summer but you might find yourself grazing on the berries from spring right through to autumn.   

Alpine Strawberries thrive in part sun/part shade and love rich, slightly acidic and moist soil - conditions that imitate their natural woodland habitat.  Companion plant them with Borage, Catnip, Caraway or Chives.   

Once established, Alpine Strawberries are quite frost and wind-hardy, but with shallow root systems they dislike long periods of dry weather. A light water in summer will keep your berry plants happy and fruiting.

This plant does multiply in the right conditions, so you may need to thin your plants if you are keen to keep them in just one spot. Weeding out older plants is a good idea anyway, as fruit production tends to fall off as the strawberry plants age.  

What climate do Alpine Strawberries prefer?

Alpine Strawberries are suitable for warmer and cooler climates, but will die off over winter.  If you live in a cooler area, we recommend that you wait until spring to plant, and that you mulch around them over winter.  This will help protect the new shoots that emerge in spring.  

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

 

Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.