American Wintergreen

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$5.69
Bare Root

We ship bare-root plants which are dormant (in a wintertime state) and have no pretty foliage, blooms, or greenery but they will bloom out in the following spring after they are planted and be beautiful.This is why we offer a 1 year warranty to show our customers their plants will thrive come spring.

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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.

Description

The best growing conditions for the American Wintergreen Plant are found in the hardy plant zone 3-9.

 It is an evergreen ground cover plant that grows flat on the ground.

 There are many familiar names, such as the boxberry, spiceberry, deerberry, and groundberry. It is a native plant to eastern North America and is common in the regions that run from the western Netherlands, through southeastern Manitoba, and as far south as Alabama. It is a plant that enjoys the mild temperatures of late spring and early summer. They do well in areas with average to high humidity percentages.

  The American Wintergreen Plant bloom time runs through July and August. It has bright and glossy green leaves. It blooms to produce small, white, or soft pink flowers in the summer. When winter arrives, the plant is covered in bright red berries; It is an appealing plant year-round and makes for a nice potted plant gift during the holiday season. When you crush the leaves, they let off a minty aroma.

  The height at maturity is around 7 inches. It grows low to the ground and makes for a beautiful ground covering. Although it grows ground level, making it easily accessible to insects and bugs, it is pest-resistant. The American Wintergreen Plant produces oil that works as a pest deterrent. 

The plant deters bugs, but the berries are safe for human and animal consumption. 

  The American Wintergreen Plant thrives in acidic soil with a pH of less than 6.5. It requires low nutrients and good drainage. They do enjoy staying moist and do require extra watering during the berry production season. The plants do not do well in hot, dry areas.

  Direct sunlight will dry the American Wintergreen Plant out and will require extra watering. It prefers partial shade with light heat. It is a shade-tolerant plant and can grow in areas of dense shade. When it is in a shadier area, it tends to produce fewer flowers. 

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