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

Shrub

Soil type

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

Light exposure

Shade

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

Requires Protected Site

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate

Slow

Flower color

White

Size

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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