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Gaultheria procumbensGaultheria procumbens

wintergreen, checkerberry

Photograph(s) by*: RHW, RHW


Height: 0.5-0.5'
Spread: 3-3'
Flowers: May-Aug.; white to pink
Fruit: Jul.-Apr.; red; berry
Fall color: evergreen

Conditions *

Gaultheria procumbensLight: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 4-6.5
Soil type: Loamy Sandy Organic


sandy oak woods, clearings, steep rocky open slopes, deep mesic woods, hummocks in bogs

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD


Songbird Small mammal *


dense, mat-like form; forms colonies; edible fruits, leaves; wintergreen taste and scent

Groundcover Evergreen

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004