How to grow Gaultheria

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.

Gaultheria fruits

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:

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Cut the inner branches

Size of the plant?
10-300 cm, 4-120 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
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:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

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:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2 years

Scientific name:


Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

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Harvest season

Ornamental parts

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Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone