Gaultheria hispida – Copperleaf Snowberry seeds x50

$3.50

Bush Tucker Heavy Frost Tolerant Sub-Alpine Plant

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Copperleaf Snowberry or Waxberry

Gaultheria hispida

(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)

Endemic to Tasmania where it prefers light to medium, moist soils in a protected, sunny position. It will withstand heavy frosts but dislikes drought conditions and is very common in wet forests and sub-alpine woodlands.

An evergreen shrub growing to 1 metre (39in) with a spread of 1 metre; the stem is dainty with many branches and a densely textured crown; the leaves are a deep glossy green, broad and 5cm long with toothed margins, new growth is copper coloured; the spring to summer flowers are small, white bell shaped blooms occurring in heavy clusters; the fruit are prolific, succulent, white berries which are edible.

The berries were a food source for the Tasmanian Aboriginals.  While researching this plant, one source said ‘an attractive shrub of Tasmania’s sub-alpine to alpine regions. I cannot recommend more. Pick ’em and eat ’em when white. Score 4/5.’

Offered is a packet of approximately 50 seeds complete with propagation notes.

All seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.

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Item specifics

Plant Habit: Flowering Common Name: Copperleaf Snowberry
Climate: Cold, Sub-tropical, Temperate Season of Interest: Spring
Sunlight: Full Sun Watering: Medium
Genus: Gaultheria Type: Shrub
Foliage: Evergreen Soil pH: Neutral
Species: hispida Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Peat
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C): 2 (-10 to -5 °C)
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