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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

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  • Evergreen - elliptic, scalloped or bristly toothed, glossy, dark-green leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 15cm (6in)
  • Spread - 1m (39in)
  • 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.
  • Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
  • 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)
  • Partial shade
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these. - berries, however, are edible.
  • Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
  • 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.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Rockery (inc alpine)
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented foliage - strong fragrance of wintergreen, Germolene.
  • Seasonal Interest - Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil - peaty and moist
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant

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