Gallery of Winter Berries

Winter portrait of
Gaultheria procumbens



This photo might've been taken about any time from
September through March or even later. It happens to
have been shot in December. The berries are entirely ripe
by October at latest, & the leaves a vibrant waxy green.
You may spot a "scar" on one of the berries from the
chompings of a snail, but it is surprising
how little interest snails & slugs show
in these impervious miniature shrubs.


Note the waxy perfectly green leaves in this second December
photo. New leaf growth in spring will be red,
& sometimes the red shading is seen in winter too,
but more often the winter leaves are exclusively of
leaves matured to shiny green. As there is no new
leaf growth at this time of year, there is no ruddiness.

Strongly evergreen & exceedingly
cold hardy, there is no time of the year
when this groundcover shrub is less than in top form.

Read all about this groundcover shrublet on the main
Wintergreen page.

Continue to the Next Page of the Winter Berries Gallery.


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