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Gaultheria procumbens

Wintergreen

This is a wonderful, native, extremely low-growing, evergreen shrub. The glossy leaves have the fragrance of wintergreen when crushed and it has extensive historical medicinal uses. Pretty, small white flowers are followed by scarlet berries from late fall into winter which are a good food source for wildlife and the foliage develops an attractive reddish tinge in cold weather. A great plant choice for new bonsai students as well. Across the country over the centuries Gaultheria procumbens has been given many common names: Box Berry, Canadian Mint, Checkerberry, Deerberry, Leatherleaf, Ground-tea or Groundberry, Hillberry, Mountainberry, Wintergreen, Patridgeberry, Spiceberry, Teaberry, Wax Cluster and more. It is loved by an extremely wide range wildlife and is edible for humans as well. The fermented leaves of Wintergreen were used as a tea and the Native Americans taught European immigrants to use the leaves medicinally. Wintergreen can be difficult to grow, as it doesn’t adapt readily to anything but its preferred growing conditions. It dislikes heat and humidity and grows best in areas with cool summers. Trying to grow it in heavy clay or limey soil is a death sentence. It likes very acid soil. Make it happy however and you’d be hard-pressed to find a more lovely, carefree and interesting evergreen groundcover.
Stock #: 528-001
Zone: 3-8     Height: 4-6''     Full-Sun Part-Shade Cut-Flower Ground-Cover Low-Water-Req Deer-Resistant Native Americans
$6.99 each

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Gaultheria shallon

Salal

Tough, evergreen, native ground cover and carefree shrub. Loose clusters of small, white or pinkish bell shaped blossoms followed by black edible berries. Broad, glossy bright green leaves. Pruning keeps a fresh appearance. Excellent, long-lasting cut foliage for wreaths and bouquets.
Stock #: 528-002
Zone: 6-8     Height: 2-6'     Full-Sun Part-Shade Cut-Flower Ground-Cover Low-Water-Req Deer-Resistant Native Americans
$6.99 each

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Gaultheria procumbens 'Very Berry'

Wintergreen

A wonderful evergreen shrub selected for its compact shape, attractive white flowers and generous production of large, deep red ornamental berries, which remain on the plant for a good long time. The glossy leaves have the flavor of wintergreen when crushed and make a wonderful tea. Extensive historical medicinal uses. Pretty small white flowers followed by scarlet berries in late fall - winter. Good food source for wildlife.
Stock #: 528-003
Zone: 3     Height: 4-6''     Full-Sun Cut-Flower Butterfly-Hummingbird Ground-Cover Low-Water-Req Deer-Resistant Native Americans
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