Wintergreen Plant

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$8.99
Bloom Season
Summer,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Full Shade, Full Sun, Sun & Shade,
Exposure
Full Shade, Full Sun, Sun & Shade,
Exposure
Full Shade, Full Sun, Sun & Shade,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds,

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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Ships Year Round

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Wintergreen Plant - Gaultheria procumbens

Wintergreen plant – Gaultheria procumbens

 

is a spreading groundcover native to the eastern areas of North America. The Wintergreen Plant does well in the regions that don’t get much sun. It has red berries in the fall and winter, making it a Christmas-oriented plant. It's hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture Zones 3-8. The plant can be used as an ornamental groundcover but may not be the best as an underfoot groundcover because of the noticeable red berries it produces, as well as the mature height of the plant. The seeds are treated as ornamental, though some sources may consider them edible. This is the plant that gave rise to the wintergreen flavor, but older users such as brewing tea from the plant is not a good idea. Always check with the nursery you buy the plant from first before assuming you can eat anything from the plant.

Wintergreen plant grows to less than 1 foot in height and no more than 3 feet in width; it often has a smaller spread than that. It is evergreen, with the leaves changing color from green to reddish as the weather gets colder. Summer-blooming flowers are white, while the small leaves tend to cluster together. Soil should be moist but well-draining; the plant spreads as its rhizomes travel underground. The plant grows at a reasonable rate, so if you line paths with it, keep an eye on rogue stems that creep onto the pathway. Any pruning should be done after the flowers have opened up, and surrounding the plant with mulch will protect the rhizomes in colder weather. The leaves, which can grow to a couple of inches long, and the berries make otherwise bare winter gardens look much more lively. The slightly acidic soil is best; if you are also planting blueberries, wintergreen plant is an excellent companion in that garden bed.

 

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