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PlantFiles: Southern High Bush Blueberry
Vaccinium virgatum 'Gulf Coast'

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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: Gulf Coast

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

Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts

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

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Farmerdill On Jun 1, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1987 release from the USDA Poplarville MS station, Gulf Coast has a chilling requirement of about 300 hours. The fruit are medium size and have good flavor. Good plant vigor and health.

Regional...

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

Winterville, Georgia



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