Cherry Berries™ Wintergreen
Gaultheria procumbens 'Gaulsidh5' Plant Patent Applied For; Can. Plant Breeders Rights Applied For
Full shade, Partial shade
Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
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THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||gol-THEER-ee-uh pro-KUM-benz|
|Lore||Related 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 Maturity||Moderate to slow growth; forms mat 10 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Container, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Special Feature||North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Showy Fruit, Benefits Birds|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Lily 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