Gaultheria ovatifolia
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Gaultheria ovatifolia

western teaberry
mountain checkerberry

  family ericaceae 
  genus gaultheria 

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Genus  Gaultheria Species  ovatifolia Variety  Cultivar  Common names  western teaberry   mountain checkerberry Family  ERICACEAE Specimen number  S2617 Data source  GrUnFr p74
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  8" - 1' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The berries are 1/4 inch in diameter and scarlet colored. It has extra spiciness. Gaultheria ovatifolia is most commonly used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts 1/4 inch in diameter and scarlet colored Flavor / texture  has extra spiciness
Horticulture notes  Gaultheria ovatifolia is self fertile. Western teaberry (in some places called mountain checkerberry) may have originated from Northwest America.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Gaultheria ovatifolia is evergreen.

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