Blueberry (Vaccinium darrowii 'John Blue')

Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 16, 2012 8:02 AM

Vaccinium darrowii grows naturally in sandy acid soils from Louisiana to Florida where it forms low colonies. The selection 'John Blue' was developed by North Carolina State researchers. The plant has a dwarf stature and powdery blue and pink leaves. It forms good blueberries when crossed with Southern Highbush varieties like 'Misty' or 'O'Neal'. Grow 'John Blue' in full sun and good acidic soil in average to dry soil. Even if it did not make blueberries, the plants themselves are very ornamental.

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