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Gaultheria procumbensCheckerberry

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Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
1 plant in 10.5cm pot £10.99 By The End Of September 2020
2 plants in 10.5cm pots £11.99 By The End Of September 2020
1 plant in 2 litre pot £17.99 By The End Of September 2020
2 plants in 2 litre pots £18.98 By The End Of September 2020
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
A ground cover plant, Gaultheria procumbens, also sometimes called Eastern teaberry, the checkerberry, the boxberry, or the American wintergreen, is great for growing in difficult, shaded parts of the garden with minimum fuss, and will prevent weeds from growing. It can also be planted on sloping ground, making it a good alternative to lawn turf. It has small waxy leaves that turn a warm red by October. Small white, bell shaped flowers are followed by a profusion of bright red berries in autumn and winter, making it an ideal festive gift plant for Christmas colour in the garden and front entrance to homes. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread 100cm (39").

Alpine & Rockery, Low Maintenance Garden, Wildlife Gardens, Woodland Garden


sun or semi shade, dappled shade

15cm (6in)

100cm (39in)


1 Plant In 10.5cm Pot (V59692)
2 Plants In 10.5cm Pots (V59693P)
1 Plant In 2 Litre Pot (V59211)
2 Plants In 2 Litre Pots (V59212P)

Flowering Months
Prune Gaultheria procumbens when necessary to keep them neat and in good shape. Pruning should be done carefully with secateurs rather than shears, but can be done at any time of year.
Grow Gaultheria procumbens in any moist, well drained garden soil, in full shade or part shade. If growing Gaultheria in containers use a soil based compost such as John Innes No.3.


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