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Gaultheria tasmanica


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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 3 in (8 cm)

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

Features: Glossy toothed leaves; white flowers in spring

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

Zones: 7?9

Description: This alpine species from Tasmania, Australia, forms carpets of interwoven wiry stems clothed with 1?4?in (6?mm) long, glossy toothed-edged leaves. Its flowers are white, carried singly, and open in spring. The fruit is red and just under 1?2?in (12?mm) in

Growth Habit: Spreading habit

Comments: Attractive fruit

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