$5.00 – $8.00
While most famous for its classic, minty smell, this low-growing, slow-growing eastern North American native shrub is a great, evergreen groundcover for shady spots.
About American Wintergreen
American Wintergreen is a fantastic, niche-plant for the Forest Garden. While most famous for its classic, minty smell, this low-growing, slow-growing eastern North American native shrub is a great, evergreen groundcover for shady spots. It prefers acidic soils, and could be a great partner to blueberries, pines, or other acid-loving plants. It attracts beneficial insects, is drought-tolerant, thrives in the shade, has edible berries and leaves, and has a long history of medicinal uses.
Latin Name: Gaultheria procumbens
Also Known As: Eastern teaberry, Checkerberry, Boxberry
Origin: Northeastern United States
Light: Full shade, 1/2 day shade, 1/2 day sun
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 4-6 inches
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Harvest Time: Late Summer-Early Fall
Rootstock: Own roots
Yield: 1/2 pint
Food Forest Use: Groundcover Layer
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A guide to choosing the right size
1 Quart = Available for immediate dispatch. Plants are between 3in-36in in height. They are like small plug plants with deep (5in) roots that will get established very quickly.
Bareroot = Field grown plants that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April.
1 Gallon & larger = Container grown or bare root plants (planted in containers while dormant) and can be planted all year round. Nursery standard container size (also called #1). The size refers to the amount of soil that the container holds which is slightly less than 1 gallon. Please note that at the moment we do not ship gallon and larger plants.