GAULTHERIA procumbens 'Redwood'(TM)

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GAULTHERIA procumbens 'Redwood'(TM)

Wintergreen, Checkerberry, Teaberry
Select Item No. GT051

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Article Type: (JET® heat-treated seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Ericaceae
Origin: Eastern North America
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Light pink bells, large brilliant red berries, reliable and heavy fruiting, healthy and vigorous.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2014.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: light pink
Natural Flowering Period: July - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Growth Habit: groundcover / bushy / evergreen
Height with Flowers: 15 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: avoid lime / well-drained / humus rich, fertile
Location:
Characteristics: decorative fruit / medicinal plant
Usage: flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.26667 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
3750
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Plug tray recommended size(s): open flats
Sowing Direction:

(8) These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. For Alstroemeria we recommend to keep sowing for 3 weeks at approximately +30°C [86°F], then 3 weeks at +5°C [41°F], then at +21°C [70°F].

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 8 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 weeks!) at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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