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Gaultheria procumbens

Checkerberry

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

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Great for growing in difficult, shaded parts of the garden

Small white, bell shaped flowers are followed by a profusion of bright red berries

Excellent ground cover

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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").

Height Up to 15cm (6in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)

Hardy Shrub

alpine & rockerylow maintenance gardenwildlife gardenswoodland garden

sun or semi shadedappled shade

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Flowering Months


2 plants in 10.5cm pots (V59693P)
1 plant in 2 litre pot (V59211)
2 plants in 2 litre pots (V59212P)
1 plant in 10.5cm pot (V59692)

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.
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.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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