Pipsissewa, Prince’s Pine
Pipsissewa is a small perennial flowering plant found in a wide variety of soils and soil moisture regimes, but normally in dry woodlands, or sandy soils. It is native throughout the cool temperate. Pipsissewa was widely used in Indigenous botanical medicine. Bioassays demonstrate its antifungal and antioxidant properties.
Botanical Name: Chimaphyla umbellata
Nom Français: Chimaphile à ombelles


Bloom colour: Pink | White
Blooms: Spring - Zone 5
Pollinators: Bumble bees
Sun or Shade: Partial Sun | Shade
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: Up to 1.5 feet (50 cms)
Widely in North America
It grows well in hardiness zones: Zones 5 to 8


Dry woods
Water requirement:
Sandy or Rocky soil on well-drained sites



Spread: Spacing of 15 to 20cm


Pipsissewa is a fire-sensitive species that is very susceptible to damage. It's growth rate is slow.
Native to Canada

Styling and Use

sugar pine



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