Creeping Wintergreen

Creeping Wintergreen

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The leaves are perfect for making aromatic and delicious tea!
SKU v1142
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Key Characteristics
Zone

3 - 8

Mature Height

6 IN

Mature Width

3 Feet

Sun / Shade

Part Shade, Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained, Wet

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Creeping Wintergreen

You won't want to take your eyes off of this constantly changing Wintergreen. This small creeping evergreen offers year-round appeal. The fragrant, shiny dark green leaves turn a rich burgundy in fall, and petite, bell-shaped blossoms of white blushed with pale pink are borne in spring.

But the most amazing feature of Gaultheria procumbens is the bright scarlet fruits. These 1 1/2-inch fruits arise in midsummer and continue into the following spring, creating the most unusual sight of both flowers and fruit together! And the foliage is wonderfully aromatic when crushed -- still used in wintergreen tea, it was once also made into an oil.

After spending its first year establishing itself in the garden, this 6-inch plant spreads to make a most attractive groundcover or naturalized woody plant. Native to the eastern U.S., it likes an acidic, moist, organic soil and light shade in the North, medium to heavy shade further south. The more sun it gets, the darker are its leaves. Zones 3-cooler portions of 8.

Product Details

Genus Gaultheria
Species procumbens
Product Classification Perennials, Shrubs
Habit Prostrate
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Part Shade, Shade
Bloom Color Pink, White
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Burgundy, Dark Green
Special Features Berries, Bird Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Evergreen, Flower, Fragrance
Uses Border, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover, Ornamental
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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