Zones: 3 to 7
Size: To 5" tall
Exposure: Part Shade, Shade
Evergreen. Glossy, leathery, leaves, dark green, to 2" long, light green new growth. Purple tint in autumn. Small white flowers with a hint of pink. Red edible berries.
Gaultheria with egg-shaped leaves, bluntly toothed, and crowded together at the top; stem grows zigzag and thread-shaped. (Bot. Repos.)
Published in Sp. Pl. 2: 895 in 1753.
Native to the eastern and central US and Canada.
Also published in Bot. Repos. 2: 116 in 1800.