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Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Sunshine Blue’

Blueberry

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Fruits

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  • Botanical name: Vaccinium corymbosum 'Sunshine Blue'
  • Common name: Blueberry
  • Family: Ericaceae
  • Plant Type: Fruit, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Variegation

Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Sunshine Blue’

Blueberries, Vaccinium corymbosum, are perfect for the vegetable patch and ornamental garden. The plants themselves are gorgeous – neat and compact, bearing pretty flowers in spring and delicious berries in summer. In autumn their leaves turn a rich orange-red before falling.

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For best results, blueberries should be grown in acidic soil, in conjunction with at least one pollination partner (they are often sold in threes). Blueberries are perfect for growing in pots and make a great addition to a sunny patio.

The delicious berries are regarded as a ‘super fruit’, owing to their extremely high level of antioxidants.

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Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Sunshine Blue’ is a mid-season blueberry, bearing delicious berries on semi-dwarf plants. ‘Sunshine Blue’ is truly self-fertile, so doesn’t require a pollination partner.

How to grow Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    90cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does fruit in July

Plant does fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Harvest
Harvest

Do not Harvest in January

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Do Harvest in August

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Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' and wildlife

Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' is known for attracting bees, birds and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers and has seeds for birds.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' poisonous?

Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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