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Gaultheria antipoda


Order: Ericales
   Family: Ericaceae
            Genus: Gaultheria
                        Specie: Gaultheria antipoda

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 12 in-6 ft (30 cm-1.8 m)

Cultivation: Moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acid soil

Features: Deep green leaves; white flowers in late spring

Uses: Alpine gardens Rock gardens Shrub borders Spillover planting Ground cover

Zones: 8?9

Description: This New Zealand subalpine and alpine shrub is a variable plant that can be low and spreading, rarely over 12 in (30 cm) high, or upright and bushy to some 6 ft (1.8 m) tall. Its leaves are deep green, leathery, coarsely serrated and less than 1?in (25?mm

Growth Habit: Upright or low spreading

Comments: Attractive fruit

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