A very attractive small shrub, Indian Lake Chilean Wintergreen is prized for its abundant crops of bright red, sweet and tasty berries. This striking fruit display is accented by the continuous bloom of pretty, bell shaped, white flowers and dark green foliage.
Latin Name: Pernettya mucronata
Site and Soil: Chilean Wintergreen likes 1/2 day to full sun (partial shade in hot climates) and well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Chilean Wintergreen is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Chilean Wintergreen is hardy to minus 5° F .
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 2-3 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: May-June
Ripening Time: Early fall
Yield: 1+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Chilean Wintergreen is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 6
Sunset Western Zone: 4-7, 15-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34