American Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) TL


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Plant Description: This plant features glossy leaves and small white flowers that become scarlet berries in late fall - winter. When crushed the leaves have flavor of wintergreen. Nice and tidy with a low spreading habit. The berries of this plant are edible. *NEVER CONSUME PLANTS WITHOUT PROPER ID*

  • Height: 1 ft
  • Width: 1 ft
  • Watering Needs: Let dry between waterings
  • Sun Needs: Sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Very variable
  • Bloom Time: July - August

Landscape Use and Ecological Function: We recommend planting Gaultheria procumbens in woodland gardens. It is excellent for attracting pollinators. 

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