Gaultheria procumbens

Common name: Wintergreen

Native plant

The only species in this genus found in North American and scattered around Illinois. Look for it in RICH wooded slopes and like areas where it stays cool, moist and well-drained. I collected it on a lark, and it came up pretty well so we're offering it to those who have the right site. Woodland bees go after it for pollen in summer. It tends to be more of a vine that runs and roots along the ground. It stays green year round.

Limited availability.  Call for info.


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure


Bloom period


Urban environment

Requires Protected Site


Savannas, Woodlands

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
1 Inches
Mature width
10 Inches
Max height
1 Inches
Max width
1 Feet

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot Retains leaves in winter

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