Vaccinium corymbosum 'Cabernet Splash'
A newly introduced blueberry, producing beautiful, deep red foliage in spring that fades to a mottled red-green as the season progresses. Masses of glorious white flowers attract bees and other pollinators, then give an abundance of delicious blueberry fruits. This plant drops its leaves in the winter, then in spring, new foliage appears.
Plant in moist, ericaceous soil, don't allow the soil to dry out. Perfect for patio containers if acidic soil is not available. Feed in spring with an ericaceous fertiliser.
Water thoroughly, or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with the surrounding ground and refill, firming if necessary. Keep well watered in dry weather. Feed in spring with a good, general fertiliser.
Full Sun Part Shade
April - May