Blueberries with Autumn Colour

bluebluberryglaze (300x295)Vaccinium x ‘Blueberry Glaze’ – This dwarf midseason BrazelBerry blueberry features glossy boxwood-like foliage that shifts to a beautiful burgundy-red in fall. It bears small bluish-black berries with a strong wild blueberry flavour. ‘Blueberry Glaze’ works well in containers and can be trained into an informal fruiting hedge. Grows 2-3′ high and wide. Zone 5.

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Vaccinium x PEACH SORBET (syn. ‘ZF06-043′) – Another of the BrazelBerries series with everchanging new growth that emerges peach and then shifts to pink, orange and finally green – the fall foliage display of a deep plum-purple is equally dazzling. It bears white heather-like blooms followed by tasty medium sized berries in midseason. Good in pots. Grows 2-3′ tall by 2’ wide. Zone 5.

bluescarletovation (289x300)Vacccinium ovatum ‘Scarlet Ovation’ (syn. ‘Vacsid 1′) – A compact evergreen Huckleberry introduced by Sidhu & Son Nursery of British Columbia. It features evergreen foliage that emerges a coppery-red, matures to deep green and bears the copper-tinted new growth again in fall. The deep bluish-black berries are quite tasty. Good in containers. Grows 3’ high and wide. Zone 7.

blueangustifolium (300x296)Vaccinium angustifolium – This Lowbush Blueberry species is native from Manitoba to eastern Canada, and south to West Virginia. It produces small sweet berries with intense flavour and is extremely cold hardy, with some success in zone 2. Lowbush Blueberry has lance-shaped leaves that shift to a reddish-bronze colour in autumn. Grows 1-2′ tall by 2′ wide. Hardy to zone 3.

bluechandler (299x300)Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Chandler’ – This mid to late season highbush blueberry produces huge (some of the world’s largest) berries which are juicy and taste great. The green foliage changes to a fiery crimson in fall, so this fruiting shrub can also double as an ornamental. The berries are produced over a 5-6 week period. Best in part to full sun. Grows 5-6′ high by 4-5′ wide. Zone 4.

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2 Responses to Blueberries with Autumn Colour

  1. Skeski@telus.net says:

    Hi Mike, Very interested in ‘Scarlet Ovation’ will you have some in the nursery next season? (6 plants, 2 gallon size?) Cheers,Shirley

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