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Teaberry

Gaultheria procumbens

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Description:

This subshrub is common in the Pine Barrens and creates great ground cover. Flowers in late June to August and produces edible berries in September to October that persist over winter. Shade to full sun, moist soils.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Eastern Teaberry, Wintergreen
Plant Family:Ericaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Shrubs/Subshrub
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds
Bloom Time:Late June to early August
Fruit Timing:Late September to October and persisting; berries edible
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade to shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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