Pigeonberry Details


  • Botanical Name: Rivina humilis
  • Plant Type: Groundcover
  • Light Requirement: Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use: Container, Deer Resistant, Erosion Control
  • Ornamental Value: Pink, White
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds, Butterflies
  • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Spreading
  • Plant Spread: 2'
  • Plant Height: 1.5'


Excellent for shade. Great for wildlife. Flowers and red berries from spring to fall. Berries may ripen at the base of the spike while flowers bloom at the top. Usually forms small, showy colonies. Berries sought by ground birds.

Ground Cover Care Guide

Pigeonberry Photos