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VACCINIUM corymbosum

Commonly known as Highbush blueberry, Swamp blueberry

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

£15.00 each

  • Deciduous - lance-shaped to elliptic leaves to 9cm (3½in) long, turning yellow or red in autumn. Produces flowers in pendent, terminal racemes to 5cm (2in) long followed by spherical berries to 1cm (½in) across.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - upright, dense, many-branched shrub with arching shoots.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
  • Good to know - some cultivars are grown commercially as 'blueberries'
  • Ornamental bark
  • Pests & Diseases - possibly Phytophthora crown and root rot
  • Place of origin - eastern North America
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Woodland garden -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving - - peaty or sandy soil, moist but well drained
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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Commonly known as: Highbush blueberry, Swamp blueberry.
Large blue fruits
£15.00 each

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