Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop'Item #40707 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7
Moderate growing shrub with large, light blue berries. Self-pollinating high yields that are generally crack and disease resistant. Ripens mid-season. Beautiful red fall foliage and red stems. Flowers provide nectar for pollinators and branches provide shelter and nesting sites for birds. Semi-evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:vak-SIN-ee-um kor-rim-BOW-sumPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wideSpecial features:Bird Friendly, Compact Form, Easy Care, Edible, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Showy FruitFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Early spring flowers produce early summer fruit.Flower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Flowering Currant (Ribes); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Bayberry (Myrica)
- CareCare InformationProvide rich, 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, prune off twiggy growth, leaving only main stems to prevent overbearing, and feed with an acidic fertilizer.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.