Berry Cascade ™ Wintergreen
(Gaultheria procumbens) Unlike most Gaultheria cultivars, the berries of Berry Cascade ™ grow the entire length of the stem, forming a charming, cascade effect. The berries ripen starting in late August until late winter and the fall and winter foliage is a beautiful orange and red, brighter than regular wintergreen.Berries can be made into tea, eaten raw, or mixed into fresh fruit salad. Both leaves and fruit taste like wintergreen lifesavers. They are a native of the eastern United States and hardy to USDA Zones 3-9. This plant is a creeper and will spread outward 12 inches or more. Plant 12 inches apart, in partial or full shade. Needs a loose, acidic soil with high organic matter content. It grows to about 6 inches tall and makes a great edible red and evergreen ground-cover.