Mountain Wineberry is another fun species from the Aristotelia genus, this one coming to us from high elevations in New Zealand and featuring the most funktastic divaricating (zig-zagging) branching pattern and purplish green foliage. Inconspicuous flowers are followed by little purple fruits, edible and very nutritious as well as incredibly decorative. Requires some summer water though can handle brief periods of drought once established.
*We expect these to be available in late spring 2020*
Latin Name: Aristotelia fruticosa
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Cold hardy to at least 0 F. or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: late spring
Ripening Time: Late summer or early fall
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Generally free of insect and disease problems.
USDA Zone: 7-10