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Gaultheria sinensis (Gaultheria sinensis )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Gaultheria sinensis

Other names

Gaultheria sinensis

Genus

Gaultheria Gaultheria

Species

G. sinensis - G. sinensis is a mat-forming, suckering, evergreen shrub with glossy, elliptic, dark green leaves and bell-shaped, white flowers in spring followed by pear-shaped, blue fruit.


Gaultheria sinensis is: Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Suckering

Toxicity

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

Flower

White in Spring

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 sinensis (Gaultheria sinensis ) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m 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. Doe not tolerate drought or prolonged freezing in winter.

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 sinensis

Other names

Gaultheria sinensis

Genus

Gaultheria Gaultheria

Species

G. sinensis - G. sinensis is a mat-forming, suckering, evergreen shrub with glossy, elliptic, dark green leaves and bell-shaped, white flowers in spring followed by pear-shaped, blue fruit.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Suckering

Toxicity

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


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

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 sinensis (Gaultheria sinensis ) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m 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. Doe not tolerate drought or prolonged freezing in winter.

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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