Vaccinium corymbosum 'Duke'Item #40709 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7
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A late-blooming, early ripening selection that produces abundant, large, light blue berries in summer with a delicious, sweet-tangy flavor. Pinkish white flowers provide nectar for pollinators and branches provide shelter and nesting sites for birds.
- DetailPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 6 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Bird Friendly, Compact Form, Easy Care, Edible, North American Native Selection, Showy FruitFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Early spring flowers produce early summer fruit.Flower color:PinkFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsStrawberry (Fragaria); Raspberry (Rubus); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Bayberry (Myrica)
- CareCare InformationProvide an acidic, well-drained soil. Water regularly during the growing season to maintain a deep, extensive root system. Before new growth begins, prune off twiggy growth, leaving only main stems to prevent overbearing; feed with an acidic fertilizer.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.