Redwood® Creeping Wintergreen

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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)
Zones 3 - 8
Attract Birds
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Winter Interest
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Mature Height 4-6" tall , 12-36" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
Item Package SizePlant - 3" Pot

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
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.
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Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
Common Name
Redwood® Creeping Wintergreen, Checkerberry
Botanical Name
Gaultheria procumbens Redwood®
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Mature Spread
12-36" wide
Growth Rate
Bloom Time
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen foliage. Bright red berries.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Attract Birds, Native, Groundcover, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Winter Interest, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

No longer available this season.

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