How to grow Gaultheria mucronata

Gaultheria mucronata growing shrub‎ of the genus Gaultheria also known as Prickly heath, Gaultheria mucronata perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-8.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape.

Flower color white, flowers small in bell shape grow in clusters, the female flowers and male flowers grow on different plants.

Gaultheria mucronata fruits

Fruit color can be white red or purple the fruit round 0.5-1 cm the taste it’s tasteless to sweet

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How to grow Gaultheria mucronata growing and care:

Acid soil, need male and female plants

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes (if not there is not guaranteed sweet fruit)

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Cut the inner branches

Size of the plant?
50-150 cm, 20-60 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White flowers in small size bell shape grow in clusters the flowers female and male grow on different plants

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Gaultheria mucronata fruits?
Eat raw, jam

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2 years

Scientific name:

Gaultheria mucronata

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone