Gaultheria procumbens

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Shade, Part Shade
Soils: Average, dry
Bloom Time: White flowers in June, July, August
Size: 1-4 inches in height; 6-12 inch spread

Plant evergreen Teaberry as a low, woody, ground cover. Grows and flowers best in sunny openings with light shade during midday. Showy red fruits may persist through the winter on the colony forming plants. Wintergreen flavoring originated with this plant. Drought tolerant.

Garden Companions

Hillside Blueberry (Vaccinium pallidum), Partridge-berry (Mitchella repens), Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia), Common Star-grass (Hypoxis hirsuta), Canada-mayflower (Maianthemum canadense), Flax-leaved Stiff-aster (Ionactis linariifolia)

Nature Benefits

• Provides food for birds, foxes, and small mammals in winter.

Native Habitat

Occurs in forest edges, pine and oak forests, meadows or fields, bogs.

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