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Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Pioneer’

Highbush blueberry

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & August
  • Height1.25m to 1.5m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite-pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades blue
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Pioneer’ (Highbush blueberry). This deciduous, upright, slightly arching shrub has dark green leaves becoming bright red in mid autumn. In late spring, there are white-pink flowers, followed by edible, sweet, blue-black berries.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Blueberry

Origin

Eastern N. America

Interest and use

Fruit, ornamental, foliage, hedging, border

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH4.5 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

You can propagate by division or from semi-ripe cuttings or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Birds

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