Creeping Wintergreen Offers Year-Round Appeal

Creeping Wintergreen

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Item # 46604
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Crushed foliage is scent-sational!

Flowers, fruits, and foliage create an ever-changing display that commands attention throughout the year.
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.

Genus
Gaultheria
Species
procumbens
Zone
3 - 8
Bloom Start To End
Late Spring - Late Summer
Habit
Prostrate
Plant Height
6 in
Plant Width
3 ft
Additional Characteristics
Berries, Bird Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance
Bloom Color
Pink, White
Bloom Season
Spring
Foliage Color
Burgundy, Dark Green
Light Requirements
Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Requirements
Moist,  well-drained, Wet
Soil Tolerance
Normal,  loamy
Uses
Border, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands