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. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; 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:Moderate growing; reaches only 1 to 2 ft. tall and wide.Special features: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 rich, acidic, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh, reflected afternoon sun in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Prune annually, removing dead or non-fruiting wood to promote dense growth and berry production. Recommended winter chill: 1,000 hours.Pruning time: late winter.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- 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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