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Gaultheria mucronata

Chilean Wintergreen

Wintergreen

Comments

A good shrub for highly acidic, sandy and poor soils; small, white to pink, urn-shaped flowers in spring, bright pink, white, or claret red berries in fall that persist into winter; pointed, glossy dark green foliage may turn bronzy in winter

Description

A good shrub for highly acidic, sandy and poor soils; small, white to pink, urn-shaped flowers in spring, bright pink, white, or claret red berries in fall that persist into winter; pointed, glossy dark green foliage may turn bronzy in winter

Landscape Attributes

Chilean Wintergreen is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Chilean Wintergreen is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Chilean Wintergreen will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This is a female variety of the species which requires a male selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

6b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

4 feet

4 feet

acidic

rich

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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