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Vaccinium cylindraceum (Azores blueberry)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Vaccinium cylindraceum

Other names

Azores blueberry

Genus

Vaccinium Vaccinium

Species

V. cylindraceum - V. cylindraceum is a decidious shrub forming bright, finely toothed leaves and pale yellow flowers from pink buds followed by blue-black berries.


Vaccinium cylindraceum is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink, Yellow in Summer; Yellow, Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Foot and root rot Foot and root rot

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Vaccinium cylindraceum (Azores blueberry) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining acidic soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Vaccinium cylindraceum

Other names

Azores blueberry

Genus

Vaccinium Vaccinium

Species

V. cylindraceum - V. cylindraceum is a decidious shrub forming bright, finely toothed leaves and pale yellow flowers from pink buds followed by blue-black berries.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink, Yellow in Summer; Yellow, Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Vaccinium cylindraceum (Azores blueberry) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining acidic soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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