Gaultheria procumbens

Family: Ericaceae

Plant type Shrub, ground cover/trailer
Height 6 to 6 inches
Spread 12 to 12 inches
Habit Trailing, low growing
Foliage Evergreen
Growth rate Slow
Interests Flowers, fruit
Uses Borders
Skill level Average
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 5
Heat zone
Sun Part shade to shade
Moisture Moist
Soil type Very acid to slightly acid
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered
Flower colour White
Flower season Late spring to early summer
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour Pink, red
Edible parts
Harvest time
Texture Medium, rough

Gaultheria procumbens is an slow growing ground cover evergreen shrub. It has hanging, white, bell-shaped flowers in late spring which are followed by red-pink berries. The foliage turns dark reddish in winter.

Gaultheria procumbens requires a moist, acid soil in shade to grow well. It are hardy to zone 5.


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