Redwood™ Creeping Wintergreen
|Description||Dense, glossy green foliage turns a splendid merlot color with cool winter temperatures. Clusters of delicate, bell-shaped, pink spring flowers produce exceptionally large, red, ornamental berries that hold from fall to spring. This low-growing variety makes a perfect, showy groundcover in a woodland garden. Evergreen.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate to slow growth, 4 to 6 in. tall, 12 to 36 in. wide.|
|Landscape Use||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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Pieris (Pieris); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Strawberry Tree (Arbutus); Oregon Grape (Mahonia)|
|Care||Thrives in organically rich, evenly moist, acidic, well-drained soil, sited in bright shade or filtered sun. Best suited to cool summer regions. Shelter from harsh sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly to maintain moist soil. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Spreads by rhizomes.|
|Lore||Gaultheria is the source of wintergreen oil, used in toothpaste and other products.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8
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100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr.
in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
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.