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Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Northland’ (Highbush Blueberry)

Highbush Blueberry 'Northland', Blueberry 'Northland', Half-High Blueberry 'Northland'

Vaccinium corymbosum 'Northland', Highbush Blueberry 'Northland', Blueberry 'Northland', Half-High Blueberry 'Northland', Berries, Blue Berries

Incredibly cold-hardy, Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Northland’ (Highbush Blueberry) is a compact, dense, rounded, deciduous shrub, with ovate, medium green leaves turning attractive shades of gold, orange, red and purple in the fall. In late spring, bell-shaped, white flowers give way to showy clusters of medium-sized, medium blue, sweet blueberries which ripen in early midseason (early summer). Its reddish stems can be attractive in winter. ‘Northland’ is a half-high blueberry cultivar noted for its excellent winter hardiness. Perfect for small gardens or containers.

Although blueberries are self-fertile, cross-pollination produces the best fruit crop (larger berries and larger yields). For optimal pollination and yield plant more than one variety with the same bloom time.

  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 4-5 ft. wide (120-150 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in well-drained, moisture-retentive, organically rich, acidic soil. Plant in a sheltered site and provide good organic mulch.
  • Perfect for mixed shrub borders in city gardens, cottage gardens, or coastal gardens. Can be grown as a hedge or in containers. Great fruiting shrub with Rhododendrons and Azaleas.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Watch out for vine weevil, powdery mildews, and chlorosis (manganese and iron deficiencies).
  • Prune as needed in late winter beginning in the third year after planting.
  • Propagation: Take 4-6 in (10-15 cm) softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-ripe cuttings in early summer.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Plant Type Fruits, Shrubs
Plant Family Ericaceae
Genus Vaccinium
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Fall
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spacing 48" - 60"
(120cm - 150cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Vaccinium darrowii, Darrow's Blueberry, Evergreen Blueberry, Low Blueberry, Southern Evergreen Blueberry, Blueberries, Fruiting Shrubs, Evergreen Shrubs
Vaccinium elliottii,  Elliott's Blueberry, High Bush Blueberry, Mayberry, Cyanococcus elliottii, Berries, Blue Berries
Vaccinium stamineum, Deerberry, Common Deerberry, Blueberries, Fruiting Shrubs, Berries
Vaccinium pallidum, Blue Ridge Blueberry, Early Lowbush Blueberry, Hillside Blueberry, Dryland Blueberry, Late Lowbush Blueberry,
Vaccinium myrsinites, Shiny Blueberry, Evergreen Blueberry, Dwarf Blueberry, Florida Evergreen Blueberry, Ground Blueberry, Low Blueberry, Southern Evergreen Blueberry, Blueberries, Fruiting Shrubs, Evergreen Shrubs

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Plant Type Fruits, Shrubs
Plant Family Ericaceae
Genus Vaccinium
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Fall
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spacing 48" - 60"
(120cm - 150cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage
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