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Commonly known as Box berry, Checker berry, Mountain tea, Partridge berry, Wintergreen
Creeping evergreen border or rock plant with dark green leaves and red fruits in autumn
Medicinal Properties - Wintergreen. Widely regarded as an effective treatment for rheumatic pains (liniment from essential oil) and as a good diuretic.
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of Origin - eastern North America.
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Height - 15cm (6in)
Spread - 1m (36in)
Dwarf Shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - creeping, rhizomatous shrub. Urn-shaped flowers are produced singly or in small clusters. Self fertile.
Evergreen - elliptic, scalloped or bristly toothed, glossy, dark-green leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
Ground Cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
Scented foliage - strong fragrance of wintergreen, Germolene.
Neutral to acid soil - peaty and moist
Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these. - berries, however, are edible.
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.