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Canada Ted

Gaultheria spp.

Also known as

Mountain tea, Wintergreen

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Canada Ted Overview

Consists of around 141 evergreen shrubs and subshrubs, often grown for their showy flowers, fruits and foliage, these make nice ornamental garden shrubs. Some species grow through the use of underground rhizomes. Foliage is leathery and simple, ranging from bright green to dark purple colours. Flowers are delicate and small, usually white, with some pink patterning and hanging from branched or unbranched stems. These lead on to bright, spherical fruits ranging in colour from red to bright purple to almost black.

How to propagate Canada Ted

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer, by seed in autumn or, for G.shallon and G.trichophylla, by division in autumn or spring.

Division

Seed

Other uses of Canada Ted

Grown for their foliage, flowers and fruits. Good for ground cover.