These small, spreading shrubs, usually 1 ft. or less in height, bear drooping, white flowers in June or July and berries of various colours. They are suitable for ground-cover work. Lime-hating, they thrive in a sedge-soil in partial shade. Plant from September to November or from March to May.
Gaultheria amenta, pure white berries.
G. miqueliana, white or pink berries.
G. procumbens, red berries.
G. shallon, purple berries.
G. sinensis, blue berries.
G. tetramera, 3 ft., blue berries.
G. veitchiana, 3 ft., procumbent, with blue berries.