Gaultheria Berries in Winter

Purple and White Berried Gaultheria

  • Gaultheria are a range of shrubs often with aromatic evergreen leaves.
  • Grow for the fleshy coloured berries or calyx and look for Gaultheria mucronata
  • Some species are unisex and one male to six female shrubs will increase berrying
  • Grow in acid soil conditions with heathers and conifers or in a pot with ericaceous compost.
  • Flowers and leaves are small in comparison to the berries
  • The plants do not want any extra fertiliser
  • Also named Pernettya or Prickly Heath

2 Responses to Gaultheria Berries in Winter

  1. Water Features November 6, 2008 at 16.03 #

    Just discovered your blog… it’s fantastic! Thanks for the great posts, will be reading with interest now.

  2. Water features May 29, 2009 at 16.03 #

    I think this is why my Gaultheria dies, i didn’t plant them in acid soil conditions. I’ll try again this winter and let you know if I get better results. Thanks for the tips!

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