Creeping Snowberry

Creeping Snowberry on mossy log

Botanical Name: Gaultheria hispidula

Anisnanaabe Name: waaboozobanzh

Height: Very, very low.

Season of bloom: Early summer

Growing Conditions: Shade. Constantly moist, organic acidic soil. Often found creeping on well-rotted wood.

Wildlife benefits: Something must eat the white berries? Something small.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes. Grown from cuttings.

Remarks: Very nice in woodland-themed troughs and containers.

Similar species: Wintergreen.

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