Prickly Heath
Gaultheria mucronata
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers tepid summer (average around 15 °C) and frosty cold winter (average around 0 °C) climates.
pH range 5.1 - 6.0
Acidity preference is very sensitive to basic conditions
Toxicity poisonous

Origin

Climate humid temperate

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Names

Other common names Chaura, Pernettya
Family Ericaceae
Other scientific names Pernettya mucronata

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 7 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -17°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • white
  • pink
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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Leaf color
  • green
Fruit color
  • pink
  • red-purple
  • white