Red Baron Creeping Wintergreen

Gaultheria procumbens 'Red Baron'

SKU
1761
More plentiful fruit sets apart this selection. Clusters of bell shaped white or pale pink flowers are followed by the fruit in fall. Dense mat of glossy dark green leaves is tinged purple by fall cold. Excellent groundcover for northern climates with open shade conditions in problem acidic soils. Semi-woody groundcover. Part shade. Slow growing 12 to 18 inches tall and wide.
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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.
Key FeatureGroundcover

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.

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