GAULTHERIA mucronata 'Mother of Pearl'

Commonly known as Box berry, Mountain tea, Prickly heath

Pale pink berries
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Small, dark-green, spiny leaves to 2cm (¾in) long.
  • White
    Pink-tinged.
  • Height
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Compact, bushy, suckering shrub. Small, nodding, urn-shaped flowers followed by fruit to 1.5cm (½in) across
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Partial shade

GAULTHERIA mucronata 'Mother of Pearl'

 
Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£15.00 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £12.00 each
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2024
  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Female. Grow male and female plants together to ensure fruiting.
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Chile, Argentina.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Denticulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to acid soil
    Peaty and moist
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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Gaultheria - Growing Guide
1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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