Cherry Berries™ Wintergreen
Gaultheria procumbens 'Gaulsidh5' PPAF; CPBR #CPBRAF
|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.|
|Mature Size||Moderate to slow growth; forms mat 10 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Dogwood (Cornus); Rhododendron (Rhododendron);Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)|
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.