Gaultheria procumbens / Wintergreen
A well-loved ground cover for acidic soils. Spreads by rhizomes to form a carpet of shiny, dark green foliage. Mid-summer white blooms produce abundant red fruits.
The fruit is edible, and the foliage can be made into a tea.
Height: <1′ Blooms: July Fruits: September – October
Siting: Average to dry soil, part sun to part shade
Deer Resistance: High