Views: 436, Replies: 1 » Jump to the end
As a comment about Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium), Cyclaminist wrote:

A blueberry generally a foot or two tall. The leaves are bright (yellowish) green with pink tinge in spring; dark green in summer; yellow, orange, or dark red in fall. Spreads by underground rhizomes to cover the ground. Has tiny white flowers in dense clusters in spring, which are pollinated by bumblebees and mining bees. The berries are small, but have far more flavor and aroma than the bigger blueberries from the store, which may come from Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) and its cultivars. The good flavor is shared by many half-high blueberries, which are hybrids of highbush and lowbush blueberry.

I grew the cultivar Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium 'Burgundy') (very dark red fall color) in a pot with pine bark mulch for several years, and it did well, aside from many of the buds being sunburnt and killed in winter. Transplanted to a bed in partial shade with about 8 inches of pine bark, where it grows with half-high blueberries, Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) , and Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) .

May 21, 2016 4:33 PM CST
I created a garden in a space that had rubble, trash and weeds. The only thing I left there were two bushes that I couldn't identify that looked like they could amount to something. When they had beautiful purple berries in the fall I was able to figure out what they were. Now, almost three years later they stand in my beautiful garden but after that first year they have not had berries. Last winter I pruned them way back thinking they might need the pruning. They are twice as big now, almost too big. Did I do the right thing? Do they need pruning to bloom or what is the problem. Without berries they are taking up valuable space for something more productive. There isn't much literature on Beautiberry bushes and how to care for them. Can anyone help me out?
Jolene Desson, low country, SC
Name: Gabriel
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Zone 5a)
Freezing winters, warm summers
Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Region: Minnesota Enjoys or suffers cold winters
May 21, 2016 10:43 PM CST
Perhaps your question would get more replies if a moderator moved it somewhere else... it doesn't relate to lowbush blueberry.

« Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Comment concerning Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Mixed Coleus"