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Vaccinium angustifolium var. laevifolium

Low bush blueberry

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & May
  • Height0.5m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.5m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPinkish
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Vaccinium angustifolium var. laevifolium (Low bush blueberry). A deciduous, bushy shrub bearing bright green leaves turning red in autumn. Bears edible, blue fruit which appears after pinkish flowers in mid spring.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Northeastern N. America

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage, autumn colour (on deciduous species) flowers and fruits, often edible.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -45°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium
  • Soil pH4.5 to 5.5
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They are cold tolerant and love the shade, Grow them in acidic, well-drained soil with plenty of humus, You can propagate by division or from cuttings in autumn.

Propagation

Propagate by division or from cuttings in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Root rot.

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