I have just bought this plan from a local store for £1. I have no idea what it is and how to care for it? Some advice needed. its labeled autumn shrub but there is no other information.
We're pretty good here Andrew, but we still need a picture
oops - it's just appeared!
Looks like a Pernettya, or Gaultheria as it's called now.
And as it's got berries , it's a female, but you won't get any more unless you can get hold of a male plant. Good nurseries usually sell both sexes. You can get females with different coloured berries too. One male will be enough for several females.
They like a bit of shade Andrew and they're evergreen - little white, or pink, bell flowers in spring
I should have added that they don't like alkaline soil - neutral to acid for them
Not sure of my soil but as it is heavily clay I'm guessing it will be alkaline?
Could well be alkaline. I'm on clay (it is alkaline here) and have tried to grow these on a couple of occasions. Not much luck I'm afraid, got a few manky berries once but they didn't like the conditions here and just faded away. Some say if Rhododendrons thrive you have acid soil - not the case here, Rhodo's thrive in my clay alkaline soil.
They also called Pheasant-berries, so I'm guessing they like similar conditions to heathers etc
When I lived in Kent my heavy clay soil was acid.
The type of soil you have is not an indicater of it's pH - clay soil can be acid, alkaline or anything in-between. Best thing is to test it to be sure - very easy to do with a little kit you can get on the internet or any garden centre