Gaultheria procumbens 'Mountain tea'
Gaultheria procumbens Also known as ‘Mountain tea’, Gaultheria has it origin in North America. During fall Gaultheria plants are sold throughout Western Europe. Gaultheria is at his best in the fall and keeps its berries for a long period. This makes Gaultherias especially suitable for the Christmas business. Gaultherias are low growing and reaches a height of 15 cm and a width of 20-30 cm. The leaves are evergreen with colour differentiation reaching from dark-green in the spring to red / green in autumn. The white flowers blossom in June and July. After this period flowers are developing into little red berries. These berries stay on the plant until far into spring.