Gaultheria 'Peppermint Pearl' has polished evergreen foliage of deep, verdant green and cheerful, white, edible, winter berries.
Gaultheria procumbens 'Peppermint Pearl' has polished evergreen foliage of deep, verdant green. Delicate, bell-like flowers bloom in early summer and persistent, large, white berries (instead of the usual red) appear in fall as much of the garden prepares for winter sleep. The berries are edible. A compact selection 6" tall and 12" wide, it prefers acidic soil and partial shade. Trim in April to shape and prune out dead wood.
Common Name: Wintergreen
Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Moist, Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Plant is a calcifuge, favouring acidic soil, in pine or hardwood forests, although it generally produces fruit only in sunnier areas. It often grows as part of the heath complex in an oak/heath forest.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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