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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Requirements for 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:
Winter, spring, summer
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Cut the inner branches
Size of the plant?
50-150 cm, 20-60 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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:
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:
How long does it take to bear fruit?