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GAULTHERIA procumbens

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
£12.50 each
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £9.00 each
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  • 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
  • Partial Shade
  • 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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