Winter Splash Variegated Wintergreen
Add a splash of color to your understory with the first ever variegated wintergreen! Variegation comes in many forms but we really swoon for the forms that have touches of purples and pinks in the leaves. Winter Splash still produces the tasty and unique wintergreen berries in great profusion but with the backdrop of variegated leaves, each one a miniature masterpiece. A great addition for shady spots but will turn a more purplish pink color in sunnier conditions.
Latin Name: Gaultheria procumbens
Site and Soil: This Shrub likes filtered shade and moist, well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Wintergreen is self-fertile.
Hardiness: This shrub is hardy to minus 30° F
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 6 in.
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: Late summer
Yield: 1 pint or so
Pests & Diseases: Winter Splash is not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 1-7, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34-45