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Other common names
Vaccinium can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs or small trees, with simple leaves and small, bell- or urn-shaped flowers followed by juicy, sometimes edible berries
'Spartan' is a bushy deciduous shrub to 1.5m tall, with small leaves turning yellow and red in autumn, and small whtie flowers in late spring and early summer, followed by large, good-flavoured, blue-black berries in mid to late summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Plant a sheltered site in well-drained, moisture-retentive, acidic soil, (pH 4.5-5.5) in sun or part shade. Alternatively grow in containers or raised beds filled with ericaceous compost such as John Innes Ericaceous. Pot grown plants benefit from winter protection. For optimal pollination and yield plant three different cultivars. For further cultivation details see blueberry cultivation
Take 10-15cm (4-6in) softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-ripe cuttings in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning More mature plants benefit from regular pruning ? see pruning blueberries
Pests Watch out for vine weevil, especially if container grown
Can be affected by powdery mildews. Chlorosis due iron and mangenese deficiency may be a problem - see nutrient deficiency
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