Vaccinium corymbosum 'Collins'
Deciduous, upright, bushy shrub with white, sometimes pink-tinged flowers in the spring that are replaced by light blue fruits of a sweet, excellent flavour and are packed with vitamins. In autumn, the foliage taken on vibrant red and orange colours. Partially self-fertile, but planting more than one variety improves yield.
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