Wintergreen Plant (Gaultheria prodcumbens)
Wintergreen Plant: Gaultheria prodcumbens, wintergreen, is a perennial, evergreen herb native to the woods of North America. If you love wintergreen mints or chewing gum, this is the plant whose stems and leaves provide the essential oil for that familiar flavor.
Besides wintergreen, you might hear people refer to Gaultheria prodcumbens by numerous other nicknames:
- ● American Wintergreen
- ● Boxberry
- ● Checkerberry
- ● Common wintergreen
- ● Creeping wintergreen
- ● Eastern teaberry
- ● Spreading wintergreen
- ● Teaberry
- ● Wintergreen
Where to Grow the Wintergreen Plant
Wintergreen prefers partial shade to full shade. This herb is good-natured, and in a shady setting with well-drained soil, it will grow to form a dense carpet over time.
Plant wintergreen in any shady spot, including:
- ● Near a water feature, as long as the soil drains well
- ● In a natural area
- ● Grow wintergreen in containers or pots (the fragrance is warm and comforting)
- ● In an urn in an urban garden (sometimes shady due to surrounding structures)
- ● Shade garden
- ● Herb garden
As long as you give Gaultheria prodcumbens sufficient shade, water, and loose soil, it will grow with minimal help from you.
The Sweet Appearance of the Wintergreen Plant
The woody stem of the wintergreen plant is short, reaching only about a foot high at the most.
The green leaves are small, usually just one to three inches long, and form attractive ovals. Each leaf is a lighter green with a burgundy tinge when it first emerges, then deepens to a brighter, medium tone with age. The leaves emit that familiar, minty fragrance that gives the wintergreen plant its name.
Wintergreen flowers are small, white or pink, and waxy, blooming throughout the summer. The flowers eventually bear wintergreen berries--small, bright, round, and cherry red in color. Many gardeners leave these berries as a feast for wildlife in the late summer or early fall, but crafters collect them to decorate winter wreaths.
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Wintergreen plants are ideal for a shady yard and give you that incredible, refreshing aroma. Order yours from TN Nursery today.
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A nice white and green petals that survives in my sandy garden area. I have this landscape with my new moss beside my mini pond. such an attraction.
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I am very lucky to get my orders delivered on time. I know the spotted wintergreen is one of the best grown perennials in TN nursery thus i placed my order right away. Thank you so much again.
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