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Blueberries with Autumn Colour

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 … Continue reading

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Edible Berries

Hippophae rhamnoides¬†‘Leikora’ – A female Sea Berry or Sea Buckthorn which produces masses of orange berries that are extremely high in vitamin C. The berries are used in juices, jellies, sauces and liqueurs in Europe. It is a tough deciduous … Continue reading

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Unusual Edibles

Rubus idaeus RASPBERRY SHORTCAKE (syn. ‘NR7′) – Part of the BRAZELBERRIES series, this dwarf thornless summer bearing raspberry produces large to standard-sized fruit with good flavour. It is ideal for growing in containers, although you will have to be diligent … Continue reading

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Unexpected Autumn Colour

Rubus idaeus ‘Tulameen’ – This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner is probably the best tasting June-bearing raspberry. It crops for about 6 weeks (starting in July) with tapered red fruits and a true raspberry flavour. The autumn foliage is … Continue reading

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Blueberries with Fall Colour

Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Duke’ – An RHS Award of Garden Merit winner often with yellow to orange (red shown) autumn tones. One of the best highbush blueberries for fresh eating due to its superior (ever so slightly tart) flavour. In coastal … Continue reading

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Pyracantha / Firethorn

Pyracantha SAPHYR YELLOW (syn. SAPHYR JAUNE, ‘Cadaune’) – An evergreen shrub with thorned stems that are useful to train on chain-link fences to act as a climbing deterrent. It produces clusters of white flowers from late spring to early summer, … Continue reading

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Unusual Edible Berries

Vaccinium x ‘Pink Lemonade’ – This novelty Blueberry features edible neon pink berries that are produced from pale pink heather bells. They are reportedly partially self-fertile but benefit from cross-pollination by a Rabbiteye Blueberry (‘Powderblue’). It is a cross of … Continue reading

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