Gaultheria procumbens - Plant

Gaultheria procumbens, commonly called wintergreen, is a rhizomatous, creeping, woody, evergreen groundcover


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About Gaultheria procumbens

Gaultheria procumbens, also called the eastern teaberry, the checkerberry, the boxberry, or the American wintergreen, is a species of Gaultheria native to northeastern North America from Newfoundland.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name wintergreen
Maximum Reachable Height 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time June to July
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

Wintergreen should be planted outdoors in early spring in Zones 3-8. Give it a shady but bright spot with well-drained soil rich in organic matter, with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Prune it back to old wood in spring to encourage new green growth. Over time, a single plant can spread to 3-3 1/2ft in width. The dark green leaves turn red or reddish purple in winter.

Gaultheria procumbens care

Best grown in organically rich, evenly moist, acidic, welldrained soils in part shade to full shade. Established plants tolerate some dry soils. Plants perform best in climates with cool summers. Space plants 10-14 '' apart for growth as a ground cover.

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature about -35c
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Gaultheria procumbens special feature

Excellent ground cover for shady areas. Woodland gardens, rock gardens, foundations or native plant areas. Plants are an interesting complement to other acid-loving shrubs such as azaleas, rhododendrons, kalmias and blueberries.

Gaultheria procumbens uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Because of toxicity concerns, follow the suggested manufacturer s oral or topical dosage form regimen: 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of wintergreen oil is equivalent to approximately 7000 mg of salicylate or 21
  • 5 adult aspirin tablets

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Gaultheria procumbens ?

Gaultheria procumbens is commonly known as wintergreen

How tall do Gaultheria procumbens grow?

On average Gaultheria procumbens grows 0.25 to 0.50 feet

What color are Gaultheria procumbens ?

A Gaultheria procumbens plant bears flowers of color White

When Gaultheria procumbens blooms?

With enough light, Gaultheria procumbens may produce White flowers in June to July

How hard is Gaultheria procumbens to grow?

A Gaultheria procumbens is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Gaultheria procumbens need?

A Gaultheria procumbens prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

How much water does a Gaultheria procumbens need?

A Gaultheria procumbens prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Gaultheria procumbens need?

A Gaultheria procumbens prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Gaultheria procumbens like?

A Gaultheria procumbens prefers about -35c

How often should I fertilize my Gaultheria procumbens ?

To encourage Gaultheria procumbens growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


Friday, 18 October 2019

Its been a month I bought this plant. It came with very few broken leaves but its growing fast now. Very happy with this one.

larry paul

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