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Peppermint Pearl Wintergreen

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$43.49
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 6 - 8 Inches
  • Mature Spread 10 - 12 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9

An excellent choice for winter interest, Peppermint Pearl Wintergreen is a lovely subshrub native to Eastern North America. Growing to just 6-8” tall, this plant performs exceptionally well in cold weather, with dark green leaves and an abundance of white berries persisting from fall through winter. Dainty, bell-shaped white flowers adorn the plants in mid-summer, later giving way to the pretty white berries.

Peppermint Pearl Wintergreen, botanically known as Gaultheria procumbens, is an evergreen hardy to USDA Zones 4-9. Its low-growing and creeping habit makes it a great groundcover to fill in woodland and shade gardens. It can also be used in containers for festive holiday plantings. Its fruit and leaves are edible with a unique, mild, minty flavor. Also known as teaberry, this plant has been traditionally used to make delicious candies, teas, and baked goods. Teaberry ice cream is an old-time favorite dessert made from this groundcover.

Peppermint Pearl Wintergreen Care

Place Peppermint Pearl Wintergreen in partial to full shade. More sun can be tolerated if the soil is watered often. Acidic woodland soils that are rich in organic matter are ideal for this little plant. Using a peat-based mulch can help lower the soil pH. Water Peppermint Pearl regularly to maintain good soil moisture, as this plant does not like dry conditions. It is relatively adaptable to its environment and does not require regular fertilization. Plant at soil level and water thoroughly until established. 

Prune dead wood to encourage new growth. This plant can also be cut back in spring to aid in shaping. Winter care is not necessary, as this plant is very cold hardy. This deer-tolerant groundcover is a low-maintenance garden staple! 

Peppermint Pearl Wintergreen Spacing

Space Peppermint Pearl Wintergreen about 10-12” apart to allow room to grow. This subshrub spreads slowly by rhizomes and will fill in small spaces nicely.

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Peppermint Pearl Wintergreen Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 6 - 8 Inches
Mature Spread: 10 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 10 - 12 Inches
Habit: Spreading
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Peppermint Pearl Wintergreen
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS `PEPPERMINT PEARL`
SKU:
1231008623-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
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Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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