Gaultheria procumbensItem #3779 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
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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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; forms mat only 6 to 12 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:gol-THEER-ee-uh pro-KUM-benzDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; forms mat only 6 to 12 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteGarden styleCottage
- CareCare InformationFollow 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.Pruning time: summer after flowering.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
- History & LoreHistory:Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria)