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Prickly heath

Pernettya spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Prickly heath Overview

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.

How to propagate Prickly heath

Cuttings

Propagate by dropping, by ripe cuttings in summer.

Division

Seed or division in autumn or spring.

Seed

Other uses of Prickly heath

Grown for their showy, long-lasting fruits.