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PlantFiles: Half-high Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium 'Northblue'

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

One vendor has this plant for sale.

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Shrubs

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
Blue-Green

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

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:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive ebringe 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 berrygirl 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 Bevergreen 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.

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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