Jelly Bean® Blueberry
Jelly Bean® Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum 'ZF06-179' Plant Patent #24,662Item #8170 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Jelly Bean® has large, flavorful blueberries that taste like sweet homemade blueberry jelly. The foliage has unique, elongated green leaves with highlights of red in cooler climates. Try a mini-hedge along a pathway, in the landscape or in decorative patio containers.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Reaches only 1 to 2 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:vak-SIN-ee-um kor-rim-BOW-sumPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:MoundingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches only 1 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:GreenBlooms:Spring flowers followed by midsummer fruit.Flower color:PinkFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasTry accenting a pathway with a mini-hedge of Jelly Bean® or use it to set off larger shrub plantings in the landscape or in patio pots.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: 1,000 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:Jelly Bean® 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 original collection are Peach Sorbet® blueberry and Raspberry Shortcake® dwarf thornless raspberry.
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