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Redwood® Creeping Wintergreen

SKU: AM014246
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Gaultheria procumbens Redwood®
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Attracts Birds, Groundcover, Naturalizes, Winter Interest, Evergreen, Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Bloom Time


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.