Gaultheria growing shrub of the genus Gaultheria also known as Heath plant or Chaura, Gaultheria perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-10a.
Leaves color green in elliptic shape.
Flower color white to pink, flowers small in bell shape grow in clusters, the female flowers and male flowers grow on different plants.
Fruits of some species are edible taste their tasteless to sweet
Fruit edible color can be white, red or purple, pink or magenta the fruit round 0.5-1 cm.
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Requirements for Gaultheria growing and care:
Acid soil, need male and female plants
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes (if not there is not guaranteed sweet fruit)
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Winter, spring, summer
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Cut the inner branches
Size of the plant?
10-300 cm, 4-120 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
White to pink flowers in small size bell shape grow in clusters the flowers female and male grow on different plants
Pollination is done by:
Edible Fruits (not in all the species)
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Gaultheria fruits?
Eat raw, jam
Work requirements on the fruit:
How long does it take to bear fruit?