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Vaccinium glaucoalbum

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.5m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.75m to 1.25m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourPink, white
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Vaccinium glaucoalbum. This is an small evergreen shrub with a suckering habit which will grow to a height of 0.6-1.2m. The leaves are large, oval and leathery, and are grey-green above and vividly blue-white beneath. The flowers are tiny, cylindrical flowers, with white flushed pink and silvery white bracts, and are produced in racemes in early summer. Oval, dark grey-green leaves white beneath. Pale pink, cylindrical flowers in silvery-bracted racemes to 8cm long, followed by white-bloomed black berries

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

China, Tibet

Interest and use

Ground cover

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.5 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.

Propagation

You can propagate by division or from cuttings in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Root rot.

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