Gaultheria





GAULTHERIA NUMMULARIOIDES (_syn G. nummulariae_ and _G. repens_).

--Himalayas. This is a neat Alpine species, with small and very dark

green leaves. It likes a shady situation and vegetable soil. For

planting on the rockwork, amongst tree roots, or beneath the shade of

trees, the Gaultherias are particularly suitable. Light, but rich

vegetable soil suits them best.



G. PROCUMBENS.--Canada Tea, or Creeping Winter-green. North America,

1762. This is of much smaller growth than the following, rarely rising

to a greater height than about half a foot, with lanceolate, serrated

leaves, and pendulous axillary clusters of white flowers.



G. SHALLON.--North-west America, 1826. Growing in favourable situations

to fully a yard in height, this distinct evergreen shrub, which is

fairly common in cultivation, is particularly valuable, as it thrives

well under the shade and drip of trees. It is a rambling plant, with

ovate-cordate, almost sessile leaves, and bears tiny white flowers that

are succeeded by purplish fruit. G. Shallon acutifolia has more sharply

pointed leaves than those of the species.





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