Gaultheria mucronata

Gaultheria mucronata

Gaultheria

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Gaultheria mucronata
  • Common name: Gaultheria
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 1.2m

Spread: 1.2m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers, Fruit

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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