VACCINIUM

Commonly known as Bearberry, Bilberry, Blueberry

Includes the bilberry, blueberry, and cranberry.

Genus of about 450 species 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....
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
    Place of origin
    Widely distributed throughout arctic to tropical regions
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Vaccinium - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of VACCINIUM

VACCINIUM corymbosum 'Bluecrop'

VACCINIUM corymbosum 'Bluecrop'

Highbush blueberry, Swamp blueberry

midseason, rich flavour

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£16.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
VACCINIUM corymbosum 'Blue Suede'

VACCINIUM corymbosum 'Blue Suede'

Highbush blueberry, Swamp blueberry

large blue fruits

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£16.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
VACCINIUM corymbosum 'Patriot'

VACCINIUM corymbosum 'Patriot'

Highbush blueberry, Swamp blueberry

early season, large fruits

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£16.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
VACCINIUM dunalianum var. megaphyllum

VACCINIUM dunalianum var. megaphyllum

Bearberry, Bilberry, Blueberry

 
£20.00  
Notify me when this plant is available to order
Available again from APRIL 2024 - When fresh stock arrives

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Levington
Sulphate of Iron
Boosts soil acidity. Feeds ericaceous plants and helps prevent moss. Corrects leaf yellowing caused by iron deficiency. Easy to use, low dust granules
Only £11.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Visit the Caerhays Castle website
Order the 2024 Burncoose Catalogue
Payment methods accepted
watch us on you tube
Visit Burncoose House - Holiday Accommodation