Vaccinium x 'Northsky' (Half-high)Item #7373 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
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A large midseason crop of exceptionally sweet, sky-blue blueberries follow the profusion of showy pink-tinged white flowers. Fall foliage is a colorful combination of yellow, bronze, orange and red. An excellent hedge or specimen. Deciduous.
- DetailPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches 2 to 3-1/2 ft. tall and 2 to 3 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late springFlower color:PinkDesign IdeasThis blueberry need not be limited to orchard or kitchen garden. Makes a useful accent shrub in borders, against fences and foundations. Great in acidic soils of transitional conifer canopy driplines or openings in natural woodlands. Line up a beautiful and fruitful hedge. Share with birds by planting in habitat gardens.Companion PlantsCombine with other half-high blueberries such as Northblue Blueberry (Vaccinium x 'Northblue') and Northcountry Early Seasonal Blueberry, (Vaccinium x 'Northcountry'). Blends well with other Ericaceous plants such as Sneezy Rhododendron, (Rhododendron x 'Sneezy') and Aphrodite Scotch Heather, (Calluna vulgaris 'Aphrodite').
- CareCare InformationProvide an acidic, well-drained soil. 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.
- History & LoreHistory:Blueberries love the acid soils typical of all members of the Ericadeae which share the small bell-shaped flowers. The genus includes about 150 species of shrubs found in the Noarth America and eastern Asia. This is a hybrid between the swamp blueberry, V. corymbosum and V. angustifolium. It is a hybrid introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1983.