Peach Sorbet® Blueberry
Peach Sorbet® Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum 'ZF06-043' Plant Patent #23,325Item #8171 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 10
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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 turns a rich eggplant purple.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:vak-SIN-ee-um kor-rim-BOW-sumPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth habit:Compact, MoundingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall and wide.Special features: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 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. Before new growth begins, prune off twiggy growth, leaving only main stems to prevent overbearing. Recommended winter chill: 300 hours.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- 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.