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Goultheria Procumbens (Checkerberry, himekoji)

¥900 (incl. tax)

The checkerberry is a low-growing evergreen shrub native to northeastern North America. This plant spreads by creeping along the ground with its stems,and its leaves turn red when exposed to cold air. It produces nodding, bell-shaped white flowers and bears plenty of scarlet berries that last through winter and into spring.


- Tips for growing checkerberry


Checkerberry prefers full sun to partial shade.


To ensure adequate sunlight, place the plant in a sunny spot.


A well-drained, acidic soil is suitable for the plant.  Water regularly to keep the soil moist.  In winter, it is necessary to take measures in winter to control the temperature in cold regions.


The plant can tolerate some cold and its red berries are a pleasant sight in winter. The plant can be used for Christmas or the New Year decorations, combined with plants such as viola, alyssum, and ornamental cabbage, as well as various grasses such as silverleaf. Among the flowers and foliage, scarlet checkerberries stand out and add warmth to seasonal decorations. 

  • Easy to Grow★★★☆☆
  • Height at DeliveryAbout 15-20 cm
  • Scientific NameGoultheria Procumbens
  • FamilyEricaceae
  • Common Name Checkerberry, eastern berry, wintergreen
  • Flower ColorWhite
  • Flowering PeriodJune to July
  • Sun ExposurePartial shade
  • WaterDaily and in abundance
When you purchase wildflowers, flower pots and moss are available as additional options.