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MACQUI                £7.00

Aristotelia chilensis          Sold out

Or Chilean Wineberry if you prefer is an interesting evergreen from South America. Large and handsome, reaching up to 5m in time, it could be useful in hedges especially in areas of maritime exposure for which it's well suited although only in the milder parts of the country as it can suffer from die back in a severe frost, though will usually bounce back in the spring. Preferring its soil to be neutral to acid, it will tolerate shade but do better in full sun.

Most information about this plant states that it is single sexed, which means you would need a male and female plant to produce fruit, but our only flowering plant has proved itself to be self-fertile. We should have cuttings of this plant available as from spring 2016.

The small greenish white flowers are followed by small dark-red fruits not unlike currants, that are used by the locals in their native lands for winemaking amongst other things.

Macqui berries, Aristotelia chilensis

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