Creeping Wintergreen

Gaultheria procumbens

SKU
03779
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.
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Botanical Pronunciationgol-THEER-ee-uh pro-KUM-benz
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; forms mat only 6 to 12 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitMat
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting, Wildlife Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureFall Color, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Shade Loving, Tolerates Wet Soils, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

Follow 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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