Creeping Wintergreen or also known as Gaultheria Redwood™ forms large mats of glossy green groundcover in the woods. This plant produces light pink flowers in late spring followed by red berries in the fall. (Gaultheria procumbens)
This famous evergreen creeper with its brilliant red berries is a favorite groundcover for deeply shaded woodland gardens. When established, it can cover large areas with its deep green oval leaves on ground-hugging stems. A member of the Heath family, Wintergreen brings woodland gardens small bell-like waxy flowers in addition to its famous red berries. This plant is the source of wintergreen oil, long used in toothpastes and other products. Also called Checkerberry, this lovely plant is quite common in woods from Canada south through the wooded mountains.
Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
Redwood® Creeping Wintergreen, Checkerberry
Gaultheria procumbens Redwood®
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Estimated Mature Spread
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Evergreen foliage. Bright red berries.
Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Average, Moist / Wet
Attract Birds, Native, Groundcover, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Winter Interest
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