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Pernettya


Pernettya mucronata - This belongs to Ericaceae, and is a useful evergreen shrub, 2 feet or so high, from the Magellanic region. It suckers freely and forms a dense mass. The leaves are deep green and tiny, the flowers white and bell shaped. The blossoms are followed by very ornamental fruits, which may be white, pink, rose, or deep red in colour. A rich, cool soil is required. Propagation by seeds, cuttings, or division.