Red Baron Creeping Wintergreen

Gaultheria procumbens 'Red Baron'

SKU
01761
More plentiful clusters of larger bright red fruit set apart this selection. Clusters of small bell-shaped white or pale pink flowers are followed by the fruit in fall. The dense mat of glossy dark green leaves brightens to purple in fall. Evergreen.
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Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

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Botanical Pronunciationgol-THEER-ee-uh pro-KUM-benz
LoreRelated 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 MaturityModerate to slow growth to 6 to 12 in. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasA 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseRock Garden, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Companion PlantsThis beauty is perfect with cold hardy northern growers such as Bright Fantasy Snowberry, (Symphoricarpos 'Bokabright'), Ivory Halo Dogwood, (Cornus alba 'Bailhalo'), European Ostrich Fern, (Matteuccia struthiopteris) and Chicago Lustre Arrowwood Viburnum, (Viburnum dentatum 'Synnestvedt').

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

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 4

Good to grow!