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GAULTHERIA

Commonly known as Box berry, Mountain tea, Salal, Shallon

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(Formerly PERNETTYA)

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.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - red shoots and broadly oval, sharp-pointed, bristly toothed, glossy, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • White - tinged pink.
  • Height - 1.2cm (4ft)
  • Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit - edible fruits known as Salal in the Pacific Northwest, not as tasty as blueberries, but edible nonetheless
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - compact, bushy shrub spreading vigorously by suckers. Flowers in arching racemes to 10cm (4in) long of broadly urn-shaped flowers.
  • 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 - Good to know - - good for game cover and shelter for wildlife.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - western North America.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Bog garden -
  • Woodland garden
  • Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil - - peaty and moist
  • Wet or boggy soil
Gaultheria - Growing Guide
1.2cm (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

Buy Varieties of GAULTHERIA

GAULTHERIA mucronata 'Bells Seedling'  AWARD

GAULTHERIA mucronata 'Bells Seedling'  >


Commonly known as: Box berry, Mountain tea, Prickly heath.
Bright red berries
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.00 each 
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GAULTHERIA mucronata 'Crimsonia'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Box berry, Mountain tea, Prickly heath.
White flowers, crimson berries
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.00 each 
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GAULTHERIA mucronata mascula

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Commonly known as: Box berry, Mountain tea, Prickly heath.
Male form
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.00 each 
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GAULTHERIA mucronata 'Mother of Pearl'

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Commonly known as: Box berry, Mountain tea, Prickly heath.
Pale pink berries
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.00 each 
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GAULTHERIA mucronata 'Mulberry Wine'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Box berry, Mountain tea, Prickly heath.
White flowers and magenta-purple berries which deepen in colour with age
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.00 each 
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GAULTHERIA mucronata 'Signal'

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Commonly known as: Box berry, Mountain tea, Prickly heath.
Bright scarlet berries
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.00 each 
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GAULTHERIA mucronata 'Snow White'

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Commonly known as: Box berry, Mountain tea, Prickly heath.
Pure white berries - sometimes speckled pink
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.00 each 
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