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Gaultheria cuneata (Cuneate wintergreen)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.25m
Max height
1m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Gaultheria cuneata

Other names

Cuneate wintergreen

Genus

Gaultheria Gaultheria

Species

G. cuneata - G. cuneata is a dwarf, spreading, densely-branched, evergreen shrub with small, oval, leathery, mid-green leaves, racemes of white, bell-shaped flowers in late spring and white, spherical fruit in autumn.


Gaultheria cuneata is: Evergreen

Habit

Spreading

Toxicity

Any part of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove suckers to restrict growth.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Suckers


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Where to grow

Gaultheria cuneata (Cuneate wintergreen) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in acidic peaty soils in partial shade. Will tolerate full sun if soil is constantly moist.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Gaultheria cuneata

Other names

Cuneate wintergreen

Genus

Gaultheria Gaultheria

Species

G. cuneata - G. cuneata is a dwarf, spreading, densely-branched, evergreen shrub with small, oval, leathery, mid-green leaves, racemes of white, bell-shaped flowers in late spring and white, spherical fruit in autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spreading

Toxicity

Any part of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove suckers to restrict growth.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Suckers


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Gaultheria cuneata (Cuneate wintergreen) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in acidic peaty soils in partial shade. Will tolerate full sun if soil is constantly moist.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8

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