Gaultheria procumbens

Cherry Berries offers the most exceptionally large red berries you will find on a wintergreen. Bears fruit fall through spring. Its evergreen, glossy green foliage turns merlot-colored in the cool of winter. Use as a ground cover or as a cascading plant over hardscape features. Prefers part shade and acidic, humidic, woods-like, well-drained soil. Low, spreading moderate grower reaches 8-10 inches tall and 3 feet wide in optimal conditions. Introduced by Briggs Nursery. Selected by Gurjit Sidhu, Sidhu & Sons Nursery. Zones 3-8.

Plant Characteristics
Pest Resistance Excellent
Disease Resistance Excellent
Drought Tolerance Poor
Heat Tolerance Fair
Humidity Tolerance Very Good
Sun Tolerance Fair
Wet Soil Tolerance Poor
Shade Tolerance Very Good
No Spray Excellent
Salt Tolerance Poor
Fresh for Kids Very Good
Deer Resistance Poor
Thorns No
Plant Type Vine
Soil Type High Organic Matter
Edible Type Fruit
Self Fertile Yes
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, comments/opinions are always welcome

Wintergreen Care Guide

Wintergreen is native to the Allegheny region of the eastern U.S. Planting and care are very similar to blueberry, lingonberry and cranberry. Wintergreen is a ground cover with a shallow root system. It spreads by sending root shoots from the mother plant under the surface of the soil and leafing from the soil a few inches away from the mother plant. It spreads very well in a prepared bed of peat moss mixed with pine bark. We've planted them on top of the ground in two year old wood chips with success. If conditions of your prepared bed are optimum, you will have no problem growing wintergreen.

Wintergreen berries ripen in the fall, turning a beautiful red. They can be eaten fresh or used as flavoring in fruit salads. The leaves make a delicious wintergreen tea. As most of our plants, they are a healthful addition to any diet. also good to chew before kissing.

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