Gaultheria Procumbens

The plentiful berries of Berry Cascade grow the entire length of the stem, forming a charming, cascade effect. Delicate, bell-like white flowers in Summer, followed by loads of brilliant berries fall through spring. Orange-red new growth in Spring holds its color for months. Burgundy color blankets the foliage in the cool of Winter. Excellent in mixed containers(especially for the Holidays!), but great as a hardscape groundcover. Prefers partial shade and blueberry type mulchy soil mix of bark and peat, well drained. Pollinator & wildlife friendly.

Plant Characteristics
Drought Tolerance Fair
Heat Tolerance Good
Humidity Tolerance Very Good
Sun Tolerance Fair
Wet Soil Tolerance Fair
No Spray Excellent
Salt Tolerance Poor
Thorns No
Soil Type Fertile
Edible Type Berry
Self Fertile Yes
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, comments/opinions are always welcome

 

Wintergreen Care Guide

 

Wintergreen is native to the Allegheny region of the eastern U.S. Planting and care are very similar to blueberry, lingonberry and cranberry. Wintergreen is a ground cover with a shallow root system. It spreads by sending root shoots from the mother plant under the surface of the soil and leafing from the soil a few inches away from the mother plant. It spreads very well in a prepared bed of peat moss mixed with pine bark. We've planted them on top of the ground in two year old wood chips with success. If conditions of your prepared bed are optimum, you will have no problem growing wintergreen.

Wintergreen berries ripen in the fall, turning a beautiful red. They can be eaten fresh or used as flavoring in fruit salads. The leaves make a delicious wintergreen tea. As most of our plants, they are a healthful addition to any diet. also good to chew before kissing.

Good Luck.

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