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Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Ericaceae
Family Common Name: Heath family
Scientific Name: Gaultheria procumbens L.
Common Name: Eastern teaberry
Species Code: GAUPRO
General Distribution: G. procumbens is found within temperate deciduous forests of North America.
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are cold stratified for 30 to 75 days and germinate at 21 C.
References: Barton, L. V. (1939). Experiments at Boyce Thompson Institute on germination and dormancy of seeds. Sci. Hort. 7, 186-193.
Dimock, E. J., II, Johnston, W. F. and Stein, W. I. (1974). Gaultheria L. Wintergreen. Pp. 422-426. In: C. S. Schopmeyer (Tech. Coord.). Seeds of woody plants in the United States. USDA. Forest Service. Agriculture Handbook No. 450.
In: Baskin, C. and Baskin, J. Table 10.16 Chapter 10. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination. Academic Press, 1998. 666 pages.

Baskin, Carol C.; Baskin, Jerry M. 2001. Propagation protocol for production of container Gaultheria procumbens L. plants; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 31 August 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.