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Cherry Berries™ Wintergreen

Gaultheria procumbens 'Gaulsidh5' Plant Patent Applied For; Can. Plant Breeders Rights Applied For

Pronunciation: gol-THEER-ee-uh pro-KUM-benz
SKU #42531
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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate to slow growth; forms mat 10 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Showy Fruit, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Slow
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Ground Cover
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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Dogwood (Cornus); Rhododendron (Rhododendron);Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
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.

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