Half-high Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium 'Northblue'

Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vaccinium (vak-SIN-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Northblue

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

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

Regional

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

Visalia, California

South China, Maine

Ferrysburg, Michigan

Grand Mound, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Holmen, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 26, 2009, ebringe from Holmen, WI wrote:

Planted 6 varities and Northblue was the only variety that thrived in our zone 3+ to 4- weather. The other varieties lived but would get knocked back by harsh winters or late frosts.

Neutral

On Mar 6, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Developed by the Univ. of Minnesota for cold-hardiness. Mid-season producer. Hardy to zone 4.

Positive

On Feb 20, 2005, Bevergreen from Ferrysburg, MI wrote:

The berries are big,juicy,and delicious! Isabella loves them!She likes to eat them on her ice cream.