Gaultheria hookeri

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Gaultheria hookeri C.B.Clarke

Ericaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: moist

Soil: peat

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: pitcher-shaped
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

63D / e981ab 

Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Ericanae
Ordo:
Ericales
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Gaultheria hookeri is a shrub.

Contents

Naming

Gaultheria hookeri was described by Charles Baron Clarke in 1882. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Gaultheria hookeri is a species in the genus Gaultheria which contains approximately 169 to 189 species and belongs to the family of the Ericaceae (Heath Family).

Characteristics

Gaultheria hookeri - habitus

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 30 to 100 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Gaultheria hookeri is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are elliptic, serrulate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Gaultheria hookeri produces racemes of pink pitcher-shaped flowers from April to June.

The shrubs carry ornamental loculicidal capsules in summer.

Root System

Distribution

Gaultheria hookeri is native to the eastern Himalaya.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be peaty soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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