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Gaultheria mucronata


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 18 in-5 ft (45 cm-1.5 m)

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

Features: Pinkish red young stems; deep green leaves; white flowers in spring

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

Zones: 6?10

Description: This native of Argentina and Chile is a strongly branched suckering shrub from 18?in?5 ft (45?cm?1.5?m) tall. Its young stems are often bright pinkish red and are densely covered with small, deep green leaves that have sharp pointed tips. The flowers, whi

Growth Habit: Branching suckering habit

Comments: Attractive fruit

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