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Gaultheria hispida


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 15 in (38 cm)

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

Features: Bristly toothed leaves; racemes of white flowers in summer

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

Zones: 9?10

Description: Native to southeastern Australia, including Tasmania, this is a prostrate to low mounding shrub up to 15?in (38?cm) high. Its leaves are up to 2?in (5 cm) long and are bristly, with serrated edges. The flowers, in racemes up to 3?in (8 cm) long, are small

Growth Habit: Prostrate to low mounded shrub

Comments: Attractive fruit

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