Peach Sorbet® Blueberry
Peach Sorbet® Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum 'ZF06-043' Plant Patent #23,325Item #8171 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 10
Peach Sorbet® is a compact blueberry with stunning peach, pink, orange and emerald green leaves. White bell-shaped flowers appear in spring, leading to an abundant summer crop of blueberries. In most climates, this plant will keep its leaves throughout winter and turn a rich eggplant purple.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:vak-SIN-ee-um kor-rim-BOW-sumPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth habit:Compact, MoundingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches 1.5 to 2 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Compact Form, Dwarf Plant, Edible, Fall Color, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Year-round InterestFoliage color:Blue-greenBlooms:Spring flowers followed by midsummer fruit.Flower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasPeach Sorbet® is full of charm, color year-round and is a perfect landscape or patio container plant. Consider planting as a small hedge or plant in groups for dramatic color all year. In decorative patio containers, Peach Sorbet is beautiful all by itself or mixed in as an accent with other ornamental plants.Companion PlantsStrawberry (Fragaria); Raspberry (Rubus); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Bayberry (Myrica)
- CareCare InformationProvide acidic, well-drained soil. In extremely hot, arid summer areas, shelter from harsh, reflected afternoon sun. Feed in early spring with an acid fertilizer (Rhododendron & Azalea blends are perfect). Recommended winter chill: 300 hours. Annual pruning to remove dead or non-fruiting wood promotes growth and berry production.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Peach Sorbet® Blueberry is the result of a decades-long breeding program that has focused on finding exciting new berry plants for the home gardener that are simple to grow, exceptionally beautiful, and delicious. Also included in the collection are Jelly Bean® Blueberry and Raspberry Shortcake® Dwarf Thornless Raspberry. Peach Sorbet® was awarded Outstanding Plant in the 2012 New Varieties Showcase at the Farwest Flower and Garden Show.