The flowering perennial below has long been a favorite of mine. Do you know its name? The flowers are pink and white, the fruit are red.
Accent plant – Gaultheria procumbens (Thanks Laura!)
I’ve seen it in Japanese exhibits and it sometimes shows up in local shows.
A specimen from Bay Island Bonsai’s 14th annual exhibit
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Bearberry / Kinnikinick
I’ve used them several times myself.
Love your blog! Keep up the good work.
Gaultheria procumbens, aka teaberry or checkerberry
Matthiew Quinn says
It’s Gaultheria ! Arctostaphylos have smaller leafs I believe
Judy Fister says
Some kind of dwarf blueberry.
Gaultheria I think 😉
Ken Wassum says
Jonas, I believe that it is called “Wintergreen” but I got my plant from Telperion and I believe they would know the correct name and botanical. I would be pleased to know certainly if you contact them. John Roehl
Steve Whiteside says
Not gaultheria this is myrtus ungi or Peruvian grabs
Sage smith says
I think it’s Gautheria procumbens(mind the spelling)
Definitely Gaultheria–I’ve chewed on the leaves during many a hiking trip. 🙂
I bought a plant once years ago when my horticultural skills were much less developed, and I killed it. Been wanting to find a good specimen to try again, they’re lovely (and yummy) plants!
Lee Squires says
Looks like a Bearberry to me
Janet Nelson says
Gaultheria shallon or common name Salal (per Randall Lee).