| Wintergreen |
| Gaultheria procumbens|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Industrial
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 3-7) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Difficult/Special Treatment Required |
Wintergreen-scented woodland shrub, only 15 cm/6 high. Used for headaches and other aches and pains, inflammations and acute rheumatism. Common flavouring for chewing gum, toothpaste, mouthwash. Stratify 60 days at 5°C/40°F.