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Gaultheria procumbens
Common Name: Wintergreen Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)

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This beautiful, lush, evergreen groundcover has wonderful jewel like berries in the fall after the little summer flowers. Very useful under shrubs and along paths.


Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Sterile woods (poor acid soils) and clearings. Especially found beneath evergreen trees.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom ColourPink 
Height4-8'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Shade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureDrought Tolerant Dry Average Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Hakonechloa macra "'Albo Striata'"
Heuchera "'Mint Frost'"
Heuchera "'Obsidian'"
Bergenia cordifolia "'Bressingham Ruby'"

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