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Plant Details

Gaultheria procumbens

Wintergreen
Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Shade
Height: Maximum 6 inches
Width: Maximum 18 inches
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A slow-growing evergreen groundcover with glossy green leaves that give off a wintergreen odor when crushed. Pinkish-white flowers appear off and on through the growing season and are followed by red berries. Demands humus-rich, acid soil and shade. Excellent for Christmas sales. AGM winner.
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:26 PM

A beautiful, hardy creeping, rhizomatous groundcover grows to 6" tall, with shiny, deep green foliage. The flowers are white, urn-shaped bells, which produce showy, edible red berries of wintergreen flavor. Space 1-2' apart for good coverage.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:26 PM

For many, a happy memory of woods-roaming was finding Wintergreen and tasting the pulpy berries ; leaves with their wintergreen flavor; a fine gc for PSh with glossy rounded leaves, delicate white flowers ; large red berries.Sh-PSh/M

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:26 PM

Pinkish-white flowers. Edible red berries.

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5 Nurseries Carry This Plant:

Listing Key

Name City/State Email Phone Prod Type Availability
Beaverlake Nursery Beavercreek, OR Email now 503-632-4787 Bare Root: X Container: 3 Cut: X Liner: 3 Seedling: X
Kraemer's Nursery Inc. Mt. Angel, OR Email now 877-845-2283 Container: 2
Loen Nursery Inc. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-982-6300 Container: 2
McHutchison Inc. Wayne, NJ Email now 503-828-7912 Container: 4
Youngblood Nursery Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-390-8619 Container: 2