Gaultheria appressa


Erect to spreading shrub with hairy stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyEricaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.5-2 m x 1-2 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesGlossy dark green elliptic leaves with prominent network of veins, paler below, 3-9 cm x 12-25 mm. Margins lightly serrated.
  • Flower colourGreen-white to pale pink
  • Flowering timeNovember to December
  • FlowersClusters of crowded bell-shaped flowers. Fruit is white, fleshy and berry like, February to April.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist often rocky soils in tall mountain forests. Snow tolerant. Partial to full shade.
  • Garden useAttractive fruiting plant for cool moist areas. Can be pruned. Light screen.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1, 4 Marilyn Bull; 2 Luke Steenhuis, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©; 3 Brian Walters ©

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