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Gaultheria procumbens,(Wintergreen, Eastern Teaberry, Checkerberry), Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Gaultheria procumbens,(Wintergreen, Eastern Teaberry, Checkerberry), Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Gaultheria procumbens

Checkerberry, Eastern Teaberry, Wintergreen

In Stock: 0.372 lb (Total:0.414lb)
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0.37 lb


Germination test:
Cut (Full Seed)
Seeds per lb:
0.37 lb
Collected in:
New York
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination, surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil, keep moist, requires light for germination

Other: prefers acidic to neutral soil 

Gaultheria procumbens, commonly known as Eastern Teaberry, Checkerberry, Boxberry, or American Wintergreen, is a small evergreen groundcover native to northeastern North America. It grows in acidic soil in pine or hardwood forests and produces light pink or pinkish-white flowers in summer, followed by scarlet fruit. The leaves and branches make fine herbal tea, while the fruits have a strong spicy taste akin to germolene. The plant’s importance to wildlife lies in the persistence of its fruit through winter, and it is regularly browsed by white-tailed deer, wild turkey, sharp-tailed grouse, and other animals. The Royal Horticultural Society’s awarded Gaultheria procumbens with the Award of Garden Merit, making it a must-have in your garden.

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