• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; rounded, spreading form reaches 5 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Low Chill Requirement
    Blooms:
    Spring flowers, followed by summer fruit.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vak-SIN-ee-um
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; rounded, spreading form reaches 5 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring flowers, followed by summer fruit.
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Flowering Currant (Ribes); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Bayberry (Myrica)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide rich, acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an root system. In extremely hot, arid summer areas, best with some shelter from harsh, reflected afternoon sun. Before new growth begins, prune off twiggy growth, leaving only main stems to prevent overbearing.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Although predominately a descendant of Vaccinium corymbosum, the 'O'Neal' parentage also includes V. angustifolium, V. ashei, and V. darowii. It is a self-fertile variety.