(sets of 3)
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Soil: Acidic (pH 4-5.2), Moist Peat, Well-drained
Light: Full to Part Sun
Moisture: Average to Wet
Plant Height: 6 to 12 feet
Plant Width: 8 to 12 feet
Landscape Value: Good as an ornamental and for fruit production. Great in shrub borders, open woodlands, along streams and ponds or in naturalized areas. Makes an excellent hedge.
Abundant edible berry producer! Upright shrub with great wildlife value. Reddish-green spring foliage turns blue-green in summer and red-orange-purple in fall. Drooping clusters of pinkish-white, bell-shaped flowers bloom in May followed by edible blue berries. Flowers are self-fertilizing, but cross pollination yields the best fruit crop so it’s best to plant more than one variety that will bloom at the same time. Remove flowers in first two years to prevent fruit set and encourage new vegetative growth. Beginning in year three, prune in winter to remove dead wood and maintain shape. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep soil moist and protect roots. Susceptible to chlorosis (yellowing of leaves) in high pH (alkaline) soils. Tolerates wet soils, clay soils, rocky sites. Fruits provide food for songbirds, game birds, small mammals, and bear. Attracts native bees.
Sold in sets of 3, one of each variety (early, mid-season, late blooming) to lengthen harvest season.
1 gallon pots