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VACCINIUM ovatum

Commonly known as Box blueberry

Nodding racemes of pink-flushed white flowers

Available autumn 2020 -
£15.00 each

  • Evergreen - densely arranged, ovate, finely toothed, leathery, glossy, dark-green leaves to 3cm (1¼in) long, bronze when young.
  • Height - 4m (13ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright, bushy shrub. Produces cylindrical or urn-shaped flowers 6mm (¼in) long in dense, axillary racemes 2.5cm (1in) long. Flowers are followed by edible, spherical, black berries 6mm (¼in) across.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - possibly Phytophthora crown and root rot
  • Place of origin - western North America (British Columbia to California)
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving - - peaty or sandy soil, moist but well drained
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4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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