Jelly Bean® Blueberry
Jelly Bean® Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum 'ZF06-179' Plant Patent #24,662Item #8170 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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This little gem produces bumper crops of large, sweetly delicious berries, reminiscent of homemade blueberry jelly. Rich green foliage is often tinted with radiant red along the edges and tips of its uniquely elongated leaves. Exceptional compact form for low hedges or patio containers. Late mid-season producer. Deciduous.
- 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. Fertilize 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 plant growth and berry production.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:One of three inaugural introductions from a collection by Fall Creek Farm & Nursery in Oregon, 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 collection are Peach Sorbet Blueberry and Raspberry Shortcake Dwarf Thornless Raspberry.