Vaccinium x 'Southmoon' (Southern Highbush) Plant Patent #9,834Item #3637 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
Delicious, large, sky-blue fruit ripens in early summer. Highly productive in areas where it will receive as few as 500 hours of winter chill. White bell-shaped flowers and colorful fall foliage are added ornamental benefits. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderately vigorous, upright shrub to 6 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:vak-SIN-ee-um HIB-ridPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderately vigorous, upright shrub to 6 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Easy Care, Edible, Fall Color, Low Chill Requirement, North American Native Selection, Ornamental BerriesFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleCottagePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsStrawberry (Fragaria); Raspberry (Rubus); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Bayberry (Myrica)
- CareCare InformationThrives in enriched, acidic, well-drained soils. Water regularly during the growing season to maintain a deep, extensive root system. Before new growth begins, prune off twiggy growth, leaving only main stems to prevent overbearing. Feed with an acidic fertilizer.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.