A website for gardeners has issued a piece about growing wintergreen plants. It describes the plants and their flowers and berries. It recommends growing the plants in partly sunny or shady locations. It does not advise planting them in hot humid areas. They should be placed four to six inches apart. Pruning is not needed. The plants are resistant to pests because of their scents. They flower in the summer, with berries lasting into the winter. The gardener can use seeds or division for propagation.
- Wintergreen is easy to grow if you have a good location and does not require special pruning
- During summer, bell shaped flowers appear and berries may persist into winter.
- Wintergreen can be propagated through seeds, plant division or use of cuttings.
“The decorative red berries are an added bonus that were used in candies, gum, perfume, cosmetics, teas and other uses prior to synthetic flavorings.”