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Vaccinium darrowii 'Native Blue' (Darrow's blueberry 'Native Blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Vaccinium darrowii 'Native Blue'

Other names

Darrow's blueberry 'Native Blue'

Genus

Vaccinium Vaccinium

Variety or Cultivar

'Native Blue' _ 'Native Blue' is a compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with small, elliptic, blue-green leaves and, in late spring, pendent racemes of waxy, bell-shaped, white flowers followed by edible, dark blue fruit ready for harvest in midsummer.


Vaccinium darrowii 'Native Blue' is: Evergreen

Habit

Rounded

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Foot and root rot Foot and root rot

General care

Pruning

Tends to have a weak structure so benefits from regular pruning.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Vaccinium darrowii 'Native Blue' (Darrow's blueberry 'Native Blue') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, acid soil in full sun or partial shade. Needs a sheltered position. Self-fertile but best fruit set is achieved when three different cultivars are planted together. Will be semi-evergreen in mild climates.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Vaccinium darrowii 'Native Blue'

Other names

Darrow's blueberry 'Native Blue'

Genus

Vaccinium Vaccinium

Variety or Cultivar

'Native Blue' _ 'Native Blue' is a compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with small, elliptic, blue-green leaves and, in late spring, pendent racemes of waxy, bell-shaped, white flowers followed by edible, dark blue fruit ready for harvest in midsummer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Rounded


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot

General care

Pruning

Tends to have a weak structure so benefits from regular pruning.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Vaccinium darrowii 'Native Blue' (Darrow's blueberry 'Native Blue') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, acid soil in full sun or partial shade. Needs a sheltered position. Self-fertile but best fruit set is achieved when three different cultivars are planted together. Will be semi-evergreen in mild climates.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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