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Gaultheria cuneata


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 12 in (30 cm)

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

Features: Tiny oblong toothed leaves; racemes of white flowers in summer

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

Zones: 6?9

Description: Native to western China, this is a neat, 12?in (30?cm) high shrub with stiff twiggy stems clothed in tiny, serrated-edged oblong leaves. It produces short racemes of urn-shaped white flowers in summer followed by white 21?2?in (6?cm) wide berries. Zones 6

Growth Habit: Stiff twiggy habit

Comments: Attractive fruit

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