Vaccinium corymbosum 'Ozark Blue'
A reliable, heavy cropper of light blue berries. Easy to grow, these upright, bushy shrubs are covered in small, lightly fragrant, urn shaped flowers in spring and followed by the tasty, vitamin packed berries from late August. The foliage of this deciduous shub turns vibrant red and yellow colours in autumn. 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 garden 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