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Frostberry Delight® Rabbiteye Blueberry

Vaccinium ashei 'T-460' PP #28,624

Pronunciation: vak-SIN-ee-um ASH-ee-eye
SKU #34719
6-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Perfectly suited for southern climates, this compact, disease-resistant, low-maintenance shrub with attractive blue-grey summer foliage produces delicious, plentiful berries that ripen over an extended period. Striking reddish twigs year-round and beautiful red fall foliage provide multi-season garden interest. Self-fruitful; plant several for a more bountiful harvest. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Showy Fruit, Edible, Multi-Season Interest, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge
Design Ideas Blueberries need not be limited to the confines of a kitchen garden or orchard. Makes an attractive accent in shrub borders as well with great seasonal changes. Ideal against fences and foundations of outbuildings. Well suited to areas around the acidic transitional edges of conifer canopy driplines or openings in natural woodlands. Line them up for a delicious and beautiful hedge for easy picking access. Share fruit with birds by adding to habitat gardens.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Gray-green
Companion Plants Magnolia (Magnolia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Dogwood (Cornus); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Wintergreen (Gaultheria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Columbine (Aquilegia)
CARE
Care Provide very acidic, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun in very hot, dry climates. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Before new growth begins in spring, prune broken and crossed branches; feed with an acidic fertilizer. Rejuvenate mature plants by removing 3 to 4 of the largest, oldest canes.

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