Chaura (Gaultheria mucronata)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 2 - 5 feet
Plant Spread: 2 - 4 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: 1/2 inch globose berries in shades of deep purple, pink and white.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Groundcover
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

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