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Gaultheria procumbens - Plant

gaultheria procumbens - plant
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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

Common name: wintergreen
Color: White
Bloom time: June to July
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Best grown in organically rich, evenly moist, acidic, well-drained 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

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: about -35°c

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

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.


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.
Use
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.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use.

Reference:
https://www.drugs.com/npp/wintergreen.html http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=b718
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