gaultheria pernettya mucronata

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  1. dirtyhands

    dirtyhands New Member

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    I've just discovered this small/medium shrub with beautiful pink berries needs a male partner. Might anyone know where I could purchase?
    Many thanks
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Watch out, it has a tendency to be invasive!
     
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    Hmmm. I've had it for about 4 years (wondering why it has only the berries it came with) and no problem. Still looking for a male plant to be able to grow berries tho......
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Botanical name is Gaultheria mucronata. With pernettya - the former genus name - now serving as a common name. So, yes to presentation as pernettya (Gaultheria mucronata), but no to the combination Gaultheria pernettya mucronata.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    No problem with invasiveness so far, because it hasn't produced any seed! If you get a male, you get berries, and they spread their seeds when birds eat the berries. Then you get your problem . . .
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    This has been found escaped in the wild as an individual plant or two in Richmond, but hasn't tipped over to invasiveness locally.
     

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