VACCINIUM

Commonly known as Bearberry, Bilberry, Blueberry

Includes the bilberry, blueberry, and cranberry.

Genus of about 450 species of evergreen, semi-evergreen or deciduous shrubs from a variety of habitats from heath and moorland to bogs and woodland.

UK natives are V. myrtilis, bilberry, blaeberry, whortleberry and a host of local names and V. oxycoccus, cranberry, more common in northern England, Wales and Ireland and V. vitis-idaea, cowberry or red whortleberry from the Scottish Highlands.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Semi-evergreen or deciduous shrubs and trees
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    Possibly Phytophthora crown and root rot
    Place of origin
    Widely distributed throughout arctic to tropical regions
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Peaty or sandy soil, moist but well drained
Vaccinium - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of VACCINIUM

VACCINIUM corymbosum

VACCINIUM corymbosum

Highbush blueberry, Swamp blueberry

dense greyish green foliage, pink flowers and bluish black edible fruit

 
£16.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
VACCINIUM corymbosum 'Blue Suede'

VACCINIUM corymbosum 'Blue Suede'

Highbush blueberry, Swamp blueberry

large blue fruits

 
£16.50 each 
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Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2022 - Dispatch will take place anytime from early October through to late November as stock becomes available.
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VACCINIUM cylindraceum

VACCINIUM cylindraceum

Bearberry, Bilberry, Blueberry

an outstanding shrub with short racemes of cylindrical flowers which are red in bud opening pale yellowish-green in late summer and autumn

 
£18.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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