Eastern Teaberry, Wintergreen, Checkerberry Gaultheria procumbens

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Gaultheria procumbens

Family:

Ericaceae

Genus:

Gaultheria

Species:

procumbens

Common Name:

Eastern Teaberry, Wintergreen, Checkerberry

Seeds Per Pound:
3,855,500
Quantity:
0.03 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
250
Germination:
30%
Germination Test Type:
estimate
Purity:
99%
Height:
6-8 inches
Collection Locale:
Canada
Crop Year:
2019
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4
In Stock: 0.03 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$8.95
1 g
$49.95
10 g
$249.50
Growing Info, follow in order:
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.
In a Nutshell:
* Gaultheria procumbens ( Eastern Teaberry , Checkerberry , Boxberry , or American Wintergreen ) is a species of Gaultheria native to northeastern North America from Newfoundland west to southeastern Manitoba , and south to Alabama . It is a member of the Ericaceae (heath family). more...
* An evergreen groundcover, a source of wintergreen oil, 1/4" very light pink or pinkish white flowers in summer, scarlet fruit, wants acid, woodland-type soil, native to eastern and central North America south to Georgia.
* The fruit is not at all insipid, it has a very strong spicy taste of germolene, just like being in a hospital waiting room. more...
Medicinal Comments:

An essential oil obtained from the leaves contains methyl salicylate that is effective in the treatments of aching muscles and pain relief. A pleasing clean minty scent, Wintergreen has many medicinal properties including
treating respiratory tract infections and helping the respiratory system during exertion. The leaves are dried
for use in infusions or distilled to produce the oil. The responsibility for using plants medicinally is yours.
We cannot assume any liability for any detrimental influences.


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