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Last updated 14/05/20 10:00.
Commonly known as Box berry, Mountain tea
Genus of about 170 species of evergreen shrubs, some rhizomatous, widely distributed in woodland and open, moist, rocky places in the Himalayas, eastern Asia, Australasia and North, Central and South America.
Wintergreen oil, from G. procumbens is the common flavouring for toothpaste and mouthwash (Listerine) and was well-known as a muscle rub.
Evergreen - shrubs
Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for their small, urn-shaped flowers and spherical, fleshy fruits. The fruit is edible, though that of mucronata is insipid. Good for woodland planting, rock and heather gardens.
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of origin - Himalayas, eastern Asia, Australasia, North, Central and South America.
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil - - peaty and moist