Cherry Berries™ Wintergreen

Gaultheria procumbens 'Gaulsidh5' PPAF; CPBRAF

SKU
42531
Dense, glossy green foliage turns a splendid merlot color with cool winter temperatures. Clusters of delicate, bell-shaped, white summer flowers produce exceptionally large, red, ornamental berries that hold from fall through to spring. Works well as a foundation plant or groundcover. A delight in mixed holiday container plantings. Evergreen.
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Botanical Pronunciationgol-THEER-ee-uh pro-KUM-benz
LoreRelated to the magnolias, this northern woodland species is native to a wide range of boreal habitats from Alaska to Newfoundland. Gaultheria was named as the source of medicinal wintergreen oil, and contains the same painkilling elements as aspirin. It was commonly used by Native Americans within its range as a tea.
Average Size at MaturityModerate to slow growth; forms mat 10 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasA northern garden problem solver for semi-shaded areas. Perfect spreader for ground beneath conifers and hardwood tree groves. Makes good greenery on shaded exposures of foundation planting. Does well in and around naturalistic water features where soils are sandy and well-drained. Thrives on banks and slopes protected by forest canopy. Great for naturalizing in wild gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Shade Loving, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Companion PlantsLily of the Valley (Pieris); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Dogwood (Cornus); Rhododendron (Rhododendron);Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)

Provide organically rich, well-drained soil. Best in partial shade, but tolerates full shade. Protect roots with a thick layer of mulch. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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