Unusual, Adorable, Unique ….”Western Teaberry”…Gaultheria ovatifolia

Auntie Dogma's Garden Spot

Western Teaberry..Gaultheria ovatifolia..

Family: Ericaceae   Species: Gaultheria ovatifolia.

Perennial groundcover shrub with bell shaped flowers bearing light minty flavoured bright red edible fruits in Autumn

after Spring/Summer flowering.  Leaves and branches are used in herbal tea.

Surface sowing Autumn in moist  well drained part shaded acidic soil. Height 10-15cm  by 30cm spread.

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