Gaultheria procumbens - Blue Heron Nursery

Gaultheria procumbens

Creeping Wintergreen

A spreading groundcover with light pink, summer blooms that are followed by red berries. The glossy green leaves turn burgundy in winter. Berries and foliage have a wintergreen fragrance when crushed. It prefers an acid, well-drained, moist soil in partial shade. Also called Eastern teaberry or Checkerberry.

  • Common Name: Creeping Wintergreen
  • Height: 6" tall
  • Spread: 2' wide
  • Type: Evergreen
  • Zone: 3 - 6

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