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Gaultheria procumbens

Common Name(s): Wintergreen; checkerberry; eastern teaberry
Family: Ericaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days:
Opt.Max=63° (F)
Abs.Min=45° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 51 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -33° (F)
Soil pH: 4.5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Medium coarse; moist sandy or peaty soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity: Bright-lt shade
Does not tolerate drought. Source of methyl sacylate. Middle Atlantic states in US.
Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Additive - emulsifier, Medicinal - nicotine


Geographical Origin:
North America
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