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PlantFiles: Southern High Bush Blueberry
Vaccinium virgatum 'Star'

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Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vaccinium (vak-SIN-ee-um) (Info)
Species: virgatum (vir-GA-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Star

Synonym:Cyanococcus amoenus
Synonym:Cyanococcus virgatus
Synonym:Vaccinium amoenum
Synonym:Vaccinium parviflorum

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
4.5 or below (very acidic)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On May 29, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is the earliest of the blueberrys in my patch. Not quite as large or sweet as later cultivars, but there is something to be said for getting there first. Southern high bush are a cross between Rabbitteye and usually northern high bush. They are not as vigorus as the rabbitteyes but when conditions suit, form a much larger plant. This one does fine here, never a problem with frost kill.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia



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