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Gaultheria macrostigma


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 4 in (10 cm)

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

Features: Tiny leaves; racemes of white flowers in summer

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

Zones: 8?9

Description: Quite easily confused with Gaultheria depressa, this near-prostrate, wiry-stemmed New Zealand species is often found in the same places. It has narrower smaller leaves and its flowers are in racemes rather than carried singly. The flowers are white

Growth Habit: Near prostrate wiry-stemmed habit

Comments: Attractive fruit

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