Gaultheria procumbensItem #3779 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
Dense creeping groundcover spreading by underground stems. Evergreen, glossy, oval leaves turn reddish at the onset of cold weather. Small flowers are followed by long-lasting scarlet berries.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:gol-THEER-ee-uh pro-KUM-benzDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Forms a creeping mat only 6 to 12 in. high, spreads 2 to 3 feet wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteGarden styleCottage
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: summer after flowering.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
- History & LoreHistory:Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)