A gorgeous plant with year-round appeal. The glossy leaves are evergreen and complimented by small, dangling bell-like flowers that produce red berries. Outdoors the leaves will take on a lovely red tinge in autumn. The fragrant oil from Wintergreen’s leaves was traditionally used for medicine, but munching leaves raw can cause stomach distress. Best to enjoy this plant for its beauty and fragrance. Plant Wintergreen in the garden where it can slowly spread into a colorful groundcover.
Can be grown outdoors in a container or in the garden through the summer, as well as indoors year-round.