Blueberries are well-shaped, upright and vigorous plants with dark green foliage. In addition to the berries, blueberries are beautiful ornamental, native shrubs with spring flowers and fall color. They can be included in the landscape as either a single planting, hedge/border or in areas such as native gardens and woodlands. They also make nice container plants for a patio or deck. Blueberry plants are very hardy and long-lived. They prefer organically rich, medium to wet, well-drained acidic soils in full sun to part shade.
The Coville Blue Berry is one of the older cultivars available. It is a late summer (July-August) Northern Highbrush variety with large, tart berries that are good for fresh eating. It is high yielding with good disease resistance and is cold hardy to a USDA zone 5. -10f to -20f. The ‘Coville’ grows to 4’-6’ tall with a 3’-4’ spread. It has white to pink flowers and crimson red colored fall foliage. Blueberries produce fruit when they are 2-3 years old and do better with a second variety planted nearby. Blue berries grow best in organic, well drained acid soil. They prefer full sun. Plant your blue berries 4’-8’ apart Blueberries need 700-1000 chill hours.
Height: 4’-6’, but can be kept smaller with some pruning.
Minimum temperature: Hardy to -20f to -30f.
USDA zone: 5-11. Find your zone here.
Light: Full to part sun.
Fruit: Large blue.
Bearing age: 2-3 years.
Pollination requirements: It is self pollinating but does better with another blue berry nearby.
The last photo is an example of a #1 (1 gallon) Coville blueberry, however, it is not the exact plant that you will receive. Your plant will be approximately 1-2 years old and 2'-3' tall.
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