- Flower nameGaultheria procumbens
- Scientific nameGaultheria procumbens
- Aliasゴールテリア, ヒメコウジ, checkerberry, Gaultheria procumbens
- Place of originthe northeastern North America of Newfoundland to Alabama
- Place of floweringGarden
- Flowering seasonJune, July
What is Gaultheria procumbens
Gaultheria procumbens,or the eastern teaberry, the checkerberry (scientific name: Gaultheria procumbens) is a cold-resistant evergreen small shrub belonging to the family Ericaceae in the northeastern North America of Newfoundland to Alabama. White bell-shaped flowers bloom in summer and red spherical fruits in winter. Fruit can be eaten.
Common name: Checkerberry, scientific name: Gaultheria procumbens, also known as: Gaultheria, eastern teaberry, boxberry,Himekouji, tree height: 10-15 cm, leaf shape: oval to oval, leaf quality: thin and glossy, leaf color: green, flowering period: June-July, flower color: white, flower length: 0.5 cm, inflorescence shape: single or diffuse inflorescence, corolla shape: bell shape, fruit color: red, fruit diameter: 1-1.5 cm, ornamental period (fruit): November-March.