Wintergreen berries ripen from late August until winter and are bright red. They can be made into tea, eaten raw, or mixed into fruit salad. Both leaves and fruit taste like wintergreen lifesavers! They are a creeping native groundcover in the eastern United States and will spread outward 12 inches or more. Plant 12 inches apart, in partial or full shade. It grows about 6 inches tall and makes a great edible red and evergreen ground-cover. Hardy in USDA Zones 3-9.