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Pernettya Genus

Prickly heath

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilPeaty
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Pernettya genus (Prickly heath). This genus consists of evergreen shrubs which are grown for their showy long-lasting fruits. They will requires separate male and female plants in order to obtain fruits. They are fully to frost hardy and will needs sun or semi-shade with moist but well drained, peaty, acidic soil. Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by seed or division in autumn or spring.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreens, Shrubs

Interest and use

Grown for their showy, long-lasting fruits.

Cultivation

Requires separate male and female plants in order to obtain fruits.

Propagation

Propagate by dropping, by ripe cuttings in summer or by seed or division in autumn or spring.

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