Alpine Wintergreen. Our collection as cuttings of this little groundcover growing on the shores just above waterline at a montane forest lake in northern California. Seldom encountered for sale despite being distributed across the western US and Canada. White flowers with a red calyx followed by red fruit. This has been easy-peasy for us and enjoys an airy moist soil high in organic matter.
A rare relative of our local Salal (Gaultheria shallon) collected by Jeanette Kunnen in the mountains above Oaxaca in Mexico. We were given cuttings by the late Ericaceous collector Art Dome who grew this to perfection at his Seward Park garden in Seattle. Scrumptious new growth and lots of pink bells followed by blue-black berries. Art grew his against a terraced wall on a slope where it got morning sun and it was a happy camper.
Very dwarf little creeping Gautlheria from wild collected seed in Arunachal Pradesh. This prostrate shrublet can have oversized fruit of pink to white to blue and in this form. the berries are whitish tinged in pink. If you lived in Scotland and had a peat block wall, this would totally grow there but since you don't, a partly shaded rock garden will suit.
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