Vaccinium darrowii 'John Blue'

Blueberry, John Blue

$ 14.95

Item #: 1584
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Vaccinium darrowii grows naturally in sandy acid soils from Louisiana to Florida where it forms low colonies. The selection, 'John Blue', was made by North Carolina State blueberry researchers, for its dwarf stature and its very small and lovely powdery blue and pink leaves. It forms good blueberries when crossed with southern highbush varieties like 'Sunshine Blue’ or 'O'Neal'. Grow 'John Blue' in full sun and good, acidic soil, with average to dry soil. Even if it did not make blueberries, the plants themselves are very ornamental with their soft blue leaves and dwarf stature.

 

Characteristics

Container plant

Roof Garden

Showy Berry Fruit

Good Fall Color

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Evergreen

Evergreen

Plant Type

Shrub

Light Exposure

Mostly sunny, Full sun

Soil Condition

Average, Organic, Sandy

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry

Size

full quart

Height

24 to 36in

 

 

Flower Color

White/whitish

Bloom Time

Late spring

Spread

40in

Hardiness Zones

7, 8, 9

 

 

 

 

 

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