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Vaccinium nummularia

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourPale pink-red
  • Leaf ColourGlossy bright green

Description

Vaccinium nummularia. This is a spreading, low-growing, evergreen shrub with round to elliptic toothed leaves. In late spring bears urn-shaped red to pink flowers borne in pendent racemes followed by ovoid black berries.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

E. Asia - Himalayas

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

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 cuttings in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Root rot.

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