Survives deep, cold winter temperatures! Cold-hardy cultivar withstands temperatures of -45` F, yet is equally at home in warmer climates. Grows to 1 1/2 ft. tall with a 2-ft. spread, giving it an attractive mounded shape. Ideal as a three-season planting. Spring brings white blooms; petite, deep blue berries appear in July and foliage turns brilliant red during the autumn months. Berries have a rich flavor perfect for baking or fresh eating. Harvest one to two lbs. per bush.
|Other Names:||North Sky Blueberry|
|Flowers:||Small, bright, May/June|
|Foliage:||Large, waxy, deep green. Turns dark red in the Fall.|
|Fruit:||Long loose clusters of small-medium, juicy, light blue berries|
|Lifecycle:||2 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|Height:||2.5 - 4 feet|
|Diameter:||3 - 6 feet|
|USDA Zones:||3 to 8|
|Soil:||Works well in heavy loam to hard-pack in neglected areas. pH best 4.1 to 5.1|
|Propagation / Germination:||Usually you will need to add a soil amendment like peat moss to get the pH that low, which is usually good as the additional humus introduced will help in drainage as well. You may need to add another amendment like sulfur to get the pH into the desired range. The soil should be a loamy mix, about 4-7 % organic matter. Blueberries have shallow roots and so drainage is important. If you have a clay soil or poor drainage you may want to consider raised garden beds for your blueberries. As an alternative you can consider hilling up around the plants. And compost is always a good thing to introduce into your soil preparation.|
|Spacing:||3.5 - 4 ft in rows 12 ft apart|
|Sun:||Full sun to partial shade|
|Water:||Water as needed, support during times of drought|
|Pests and Diseases:||Scorch and shock possible is prevalent in local growing area|
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