Wintergreen Shrub, a beautiful evergreen groundcover, is native to the East Coast and produces profuse, small white flowers followed by sweet and flavorful, bright red berries, which taste just like Wintergreen candy. Growing to about 6″ tall, it will spread slowly to a foot or more in diameter.
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
Pests & Diseases: This Shrub is not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 1-7, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34-45