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NE Ohio Garden
Your Landscape Concierge!

Wintergreen
or Checkerberry


Gaultheria procumbens
 

 

 


Description:

This fragrant, evergreen ground cover would makes a nice addition to the landscape.  The bright red berries are quite persistent and stay on for months at a time.
 
Common Name: Wintergreen, Checkerberry, Teaberry
Botanical Name: Gaultheria
Type: Evergreen Ground Cover
Soil Preference: Will tolerate drought, sand and dry soils.  Prefers a well-drained soil with a pH of acidic to slightly alkaline.
Light Requirements: Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
Attributes: Native to Ohio, great as a ground cover or in the rock garden
Pests: None serious.  But, small mammals may eat the stems.
Diseases: None serious
Care: Suppress weeds around plants.

Planting Instructions: Perennials

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Gaultheria procumbens
Wintergreen/Checkerberry/Teaberry
zones 3-6
 
Description:  When bruised or cut, the foliage emits a strong wintergreen scent.  Small pinkish-white flowers appear in summer followed by scarlet red berries that are quite persistent. 
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6"
Spread: 24-48"
 

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