Pernettya mucronata, 4 ft., in its various forms is commonly grown, and has tiny white flowers in spring, like those of the ericas, followed by decorative berries. It is a dense shrub with small evergreen leaves and wiry stems. Plant in a lime-freein shade or sun from September to November or from March to May. The berries vary in colour according to the varieties.
P.m. Alba, pure white berries.
P.m. Bell’s Seedling, dark red berries.
P.m. Donard Pink, soft pink berries.
P.m. Donard White, pure white berries.
P.m. Lilacina, rose-coloured berries.
P.m. Rubra lilacina, purplish berries.