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Gaultheria procumbens

Common Name(s):
Common wintergreen, Spreading wintergreen, Teaberry
Category:
Groundcover
Comment:

Space 10-14 in. apart

Height:
3-5 in.
Hardiness:
3 to 7
Foliage:
Tough, leathery, shiny, dark green leaves, 2 in. long; new growth is light green with wine tinge; purplish tinge in fall; wintergreen fragrance when crushed
Flower:
Small, pinkish white, urn-shaped flowers in spring; fleshy, round, scarlet edible fruit
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Light to moderate shade; prefers acidic, evenly moist organically enriched soil but does well in sandy soil
Size:
3-5 in.
Form:
Creeping mat
Growth Rate:
Slow
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 285

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Gaultheria procumbens Close up of red berries
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Gaultheria procumbens Gaultheria procumbens
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