Gaultheria Cherries Berries™

A wintergreen with berries the size of cherries
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Features to Note


3 - 8

Mature Height

10 IN

Mature Width

3 Feet

Light Requirements

Part Shade

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
3 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Gaultheria Cherries Berries™ is a broadleaf evergreen ground cover offering year-round interest, blooming in mid-spring. Small, waxy, urn-shaped, pinkish-white flowers are followed by super-showy and exceptionally large berries—the size of cherries. The brilliant berries are highly uniform and appear from fall through spring, an important winter food source for birds. The plant has glossy leaves that turn purple merlot in winter and have a wintergreen fragrance when crushed.

A Gaultheria procumbens, commonly called wintergreen, American wintergreen, boxberry, spiceberry, or teaberry, Cherry Berries has a slow growth rate and a low, spreading habit. The plant spreads by rhizomes and eventually forms a dense colony. Shown to best effect when grouped or massed, Cherry Berries is best grown as ground cover and is exceptionally attractive when allowed to gracefully cascade over hardscapes. It's also a great container and garden plant, nice in beds and borders.

Cold hardy and easy to grow, wintergreen grows best in a shade-dappled location with humidic, well-draining soil, having an acidic pH, preferably lower than 6.5. Wintergreen grows well in areas with mild summer temperatures and average to high humidity; they may suffer in hot, dry climates. The plant is pest and disease resistant.


Genus: Gaultheria
Species: procumbens
Variety: 'Gaulsidh5'
Item Form: 1-Quart
Category: Perennials, Shrubs
Bloom Season Start: Mid Summer
Bloom Season End: Late Summer
Bloom Color: White
Habit: Spreading
USDA Zone Low: 3
USDA Zone High: 8
Uses: Beds, Border, Containers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover
Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, HI, ID, PR, VI
Discount Exempt: No


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