Snowdrop Chilean Wintergreen ™
A spectacular sight in late summer, Snowdrop Chilean Wintergreen ™ is covered with abundant, striking, snow-white berries. Tasty, sweet, and tender, these sparkling berries are a nice contrast to the glossy, 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