Pernettya mucronata
Pernettya mucronata

Family: Ericaceae

Plant type Shrub
Height 3 to 4 feet
Spread 3 to 4 feet
Habit Bushy
Foliage Evergreen
Growth rate Slow
Interests Flowers, fruit
Uses Borders
Skill level Beginner
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 8
Heat zone
Sun Full sun to part shade
Moisture Dry to moist
Soil type Very acid to neutral
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered to average
Flower colour White
Flower season Late spring to early summer
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour Pink, purple, red
Edible parts
Harvest time

Pernettyas are compact shrubs with small evergreen leaves. Their most notable feature is their berries displayed in shades of white, red, pink and purple. Flowers are small and white and borne in early to mid-summer.

Pernettya grows well in any well drained acid soil in full sun or part shade.


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george mcmillan - about 7 years ago Warning_button
i am going to try to bonsai pernettya your thoughts on it

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