Gaultheria mucronata


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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit



Skill level


Gaultheria mucronata

Plant details

Formely called Pernettya mucronata, Gaultheria mucronata is an evergreen shrub grown for its glossy dark green leaves and attractive berries. The berries range in colour from white to deep purple.

Grow Gaultheria mucronata in moist but well-drained soil in partial to full shade. Plant male and female bushes together to ensure a good crop of berries. Cut back plants in mid to late spring if necessary.

Family: Ericaceae

Genus: Gaultheria

Species: mucronata

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Acidic

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 120cm

Time to plant seeds: September to November

Time to take cuttings: June to August

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