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Gaultheria depressa


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 4 in (10 cm)

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

Features: Tiny toothed leaves; white to pink flowers in summer

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

Zones: 8?9

Description: A common sight in the New Zealand mountains, where it often carpets patches of rocky or boggy ground, this near-prostrate, wiry-stemmed shrub seldom mounds to more than 4?in (10?cm) high and has tiny, leathery, serrated leaves on reddish stems. Small whit

Growth Habit: Near prostrate wiry-stemmed habit

Comments: Attractive fruit

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