checkerberry

Latin name:
Small, prostrate to creeping, evergreen shrub (H 10-15 cm, W 20-40 cm). Leaves ovate (3-5 cm), with pointed tip, smooth, glossy, mid to dark green. Flowers in loose clusters, nodding, narrow cup-shaped, urn-shaped (up to 1 cm), pale pink to white. Flowering period: June-August. Fruits globose (1-1,3 cm), fleshy, bright red to dark red, inedible. Ripening time: September-November. Requires always moderately moist, sufficiently drained, light, acidic humus-rich soils, in semi-shady, slightly sheltered sites.
  • Plants from this group grow equally good in different positions, regardless of solar radiation. Usually they need more moisture in sunny than in shady undergorwth and they can bloom more exuberant.

  • Decidious have woody stems (i. e. tree trunk and branches) and are also called woody plants or trees. Leaves are normally broad, soft and thin.

  • This group includes plants that cannot tolerate limestone (chalk) and need acidic soils to grow normally, this is soil, of which pH must lower tahn 6. According to pH value (acidity and alkalinity), soil can be either acidic, neutral or alkaline, with intermediate levels. Fertile, quality garden soils of most gardens and parks are  slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6-7) and suit most of plants. If soil contains a lot of calcium (limy soils), it is alkaline soil. Acidic soils contain much less calcium, they can be richer in humus. Some acidic soils are washed out and poor in plant nutrients. Plants like, for example most of the rhododendrons, heather, camelias and bluberries, grow normally only in distinctively acidic soils, so such soil must be attained when planting. Most of other plants do grow well in slightly acidic soils, but grow as well also in neutral soils with a bit higher calcium content.

  • Leaves or needles remain on the plant for several consecutive years, usually 2 to 5 years. Our descriptions contain the word evergreen.

  • Plant can in otherwise appropriate environment survive cold down to - 23 °C.

  • Moist soil usually contain morefine clay parts and less sand, more humus and organic materials, they are somewhat heavier, but not hard; water does not run away quickly but stays among soil particles and is long available to plants. There is no stagnant water, soil is airy enough. Drought occurs rarely on such positions. Plants are given more or less permanent, moderate moisture.

  • Woody plant, normally branched at the ground level into several side stems, usually lacks of a dominant stem. Tree top can be of different shapes, dense or thin, symetric or uneven. Most shrubs reach a height of 1 to 2 metres, but some can grow much higher (up to 8 m); some can grow into very low or carpet-like forms.

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Gaultheria procumbens |P11

SKU 00018488
Produced in P11
On stock
3.80 € /KOS
3.47 € Excluding tax
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Gaultheria procumbens |P19

SKU 00022593
Produced in P19
On stock
12.90 € /KOS
11.78 € Excluding tax
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