Gaultheria Pink (syn.Pernettya)


Gaultheria Pink. Attractive evergreen shrub with dark, glossy, small green coloured leaves. Produces masses of small white flowers in early summer. Followed by pink clusters of hanging cherry like fruits. Ideal for a mixed border or container grown for patio and terraces. 


Plant in well drained acidic soil. Full Sun, Hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.