Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Wintergreen, Teaberry, Checkerberry

Wintergreen, Teaberry, Checkerberry

Gaultheria procumbens

Part sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, humusy soil, moderately acid pH.  2-6 inches height, blooms in summer, white to pink flowers, creeps along by underground runners.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Scattered in East Tennessee, especially in the Unaka Mountains

Evergreen groundcover, grown for its flowers and its spicy red berries in fall.   Spreads to form small colonies.  Attracts birds.


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