However, there are some self-fertile varieties such as skimmia 'Temptation' and gaultheria
'Bell's T Seedling' if you've only room for one.
Try planting a gaultheria
- a hardy, evergreen shrub with small oval glossy green leaves - whose flowers in late spring are followed in autumn by clusters of bright, round fruits in shades of red and pale lilac, white, pink, purple or blue, depending on the variety.
is an autumn and winter essential with its bead-like berries in white, pink and purplered.
Other useful additions to winter pots include Gaultheria
mucronata, which provides a pink sheen of berries - but is better planted in groups to ensure plenty of cross pollination if it is to produce masses of white, pink, red or mulberry coloured berries.
5 (lance-leaved goldenrod) * Festuca ovina (sheep fescue) -- -- -- Festuca subverticillata -- -- -- (nodding fescue) * Fragaria vesca (woodland strawberry) * -- -- -- Galium asprellum (rough bedstraw) * -- -- -- Galium circaezans (wild licorice) * -- -- -- Gaultheria
procumbens (wintergreen) * -- -- -- Geranium maculatum (wild geranium) * -- 2.
pungens, and Erechtites hieracifolia while Gaylussacia baccata, Gaultheria
procumbens, and Vaccinium pallidum were dominant at BM.
Meanwhile, boost your borders with Gaultheria
x wisleyensis 'Wisley Pearl', a low-growing evergreen which produces stunning deep aubergine-coloured berries during winter.
macrophylla Ficus rubiginosa * * * * Gaultheria
appressa * Grewia latifolia * Hicksbeachia pinnatifolia * Hovea longipes * * Leucopogon spp.
malaccensis is mentioned amongst 65 listed Indian medicinal and aromatic plants facing genetic erosion by CIMAP (1997), a list that also includes Gentiana kurroo, Sausaurea costus, Hedychium spicatum, Nardostaschys grandiflora, Gaultheria
procumbens and Jurinea dolomiaea.
The brilliant autumnal fruits of Gaultheria
procumbens (formerly known as Pernettya) almost glow against its dark, shiny foliage and look superb in a hanging basket.
Snow tussock is the dominant vegetation in association with Gaultheria
Wintergreen is another of the perennial plants which is scientifically known as Gaultheria
The Johnsons were on a one-hour sightseeing flight over the northwest coast of Vancouver Island on Tuesday when their amphibious floatplane crashed into Gaultheria
, formerly known as pernettya, produces fat dark pink to red berries but only on acidic soil.
Hanging baskets can be planted with an array of foliage plants which provide interest throughout the cooler months, including the Mexican orange blossom (Choisya ternata Sundance), whose bright yellow leaves contrast effectively with the dark foliage of Gaultheria
mucronata, which bears brightly coloured berries in shades of white, pink, red or purple.