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Peppermint Pearl Wintergreen

A blast from the past with an icy white twist

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  • A beautiful, evergreen ground cover
  • Delicious, unusually colored, long-lasting fruit
  • Tolerates cold weather well
  • Sun Exposure: Full Shade, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 6 - 8 inches
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Flowering Date: Early to Mid Summer
  • Ship As: 4" POT
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Peppermint Pearl Wintergreen

The foliage of Peppermint Pearl is lush and evergreen, the perfect no-stress ground cover. Flowers appear in midsummer, followed by late berries that have no problem hanging on through a chill. in fact, there's a reason early settlers used wintergreen as a Christmas decoration, and why we tend to associate the flavor with festive desserts—these berries perform exceptionally well in cold weather, and actually taste best after a hard frost. They'll last long in storage, especially if you freeze them. The unusual icy white color of Peppermint Pearl's fruit, along with the delightful wintergreen taste will make your holiday candies and baked goods the talk of the dessert table. Gaultheria procumbens 'Peppermint Pearl'
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameGaultheria procumbens ''SpecGP11' PP27170
  • Sun ExposureFull Shade, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread10 - 12 inches
  • Spacing10 - 12 inches
  • Hardiness Zone4-9
  • Flowering DateEarly to Mid Summer
  • Planting InstructionsSet plant at same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil and water thoroughly.
  • Winter CareNo winter care needed.
  • Flower Color:white
  • Flower FormSmall pinkish-white, drooping, waxy, bell shaped. Similar to those of blueberries.
  • Foliage TypeLustrous oval evergreen leaves.
  • Soil RequirementPrefers acid, partially shaded, sufficiently moist soil. Will tolerate more sun if soil is kept moist.
  • Watering RequirementWater regulary.
  • PruningPrune back old wood in spring to encourage new growth.
  • Shipped4" POT
  • Height/Habit6 - 8 inches
  • Growth RateModerate
Shipping Information
When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/6/19 - 6/21/19
5A-6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A & 7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & 8B 2/18/19 - 6/21/19
9A-10B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date June 17th, 2019

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