This slowly spreading ground cover grows only 8-12 cm (3-5”) high. It has dainty white bell-shaped flowers in early summer and bright red edible berries that will remain on the plant all winter. Wintergreen (as the name implies) is an attractive evergreen with bright green foliage that is lustrous, leathery and aromatic. The leaves are often used for flavouring or brewed into tea rumored to be beneficial in cases of rheumatism, inflammation and headaches. An ideal site for wintergreen is beneath evergreen trees. It enjoys the same acidic soil conditions as blueberries do.
SELF-FERTILE | ZONE 3 | HARVEST: AUG.-SEPT