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GardenersDream Gaultheria Procumbens Checkerberry

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  • RRP £10.49
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  • Characteristics: A dwarf evergreen shrub with rounded green leaves, turning reddish in winter and that produces small white/pink flowers in summer followed by red berries in autumn.
  • Growth & Spread: Can reach an ultimate height of 30cm and spread of 1m.
  • Period of Interest: Year-round foliage interest. White-pinkish flowers in summer followed by red berries in winter.
  • Water & Maintenance: Established plants require no attention other than an annual prune to shape.

Gaultheria Procumbens, also known as Checkerberry is a dwarf evergreen shrub that forms an eye-catching, spreading carpet of dark green, red tinted and metallic tones. The rounded, leathery leaves are aromatic when crushed and turn reddish in winter. White-pinkish, urn-shaped flowers appear mid to late summer followed by chunky red berries that nestle among the leaves and last a long time. An excellent choice for containers and it also makes a handsome ground-covering plant for a shadier spot.

Plant in moist but well-drained, acidic soil. They grow best in partial shade and tolerate full shade but they do not particularly like full sun exposure. When planted directly in the ground, they can spread without limit through shallow spreading roots. The creeping and suckering stems are easily controlled by chopping through them with a spade once a year.

Please Note: Images are for illustrative purposes only and designed to be a representation of the item(s) being sold. Depending on seasonality, deciduous plants may be supplied in their dormant state and without leaves. Plants may also be pruned back, lower than stated heights, to encourage new growth

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