- Self Pollinates
- 18 - 24 Inches Tall & Wide
- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Growing Zones 5 - 9
Oh, boy! Fresh blueberries with your cereal every morning on the front porch? Blueberry pancakes? Who’s in? First you will be delighted in spring by a bush covered in tiny, white and sweetly fragrant blooms lasting about a week, they are a harbinger of what is to come.
A compact, evergreen plant whose leaves turn a deep red in winter, this blueberry was developed specifically for small spaces. Although ideal for use in a hanging basket that is not the limit of its potential. It would make a great accent plant in the perennial border or an interesting groundcover as it is low maintenance, and has no disease or pest issues. It would do well in pots or containers but growing in hanging baskets is where it really shines. Just reach up into that hanging basket on your front porch and start harvesting delicious blueberries from mid-July on. You won’t be disappointed.
Sapphire Cascade Blueberry Care
Blueberry plants like full sun and prefer a slightly acidic soil. So, if you are growing them in pots, containers or hanging baskets, a few things should be considered prior to planting. A potting mix of peat moss and either cow manure or compost would suit them well as would an organic potting soil. This same mix would also be applicable to blueberry plants installed as a groundcover or in the perennial border.
Plants growing in pots or baskets may require a little extra care in areas where temperatures drop below freezing for any extended period of time. In these locations it would be best to partially bury the plant for the winter and re-pot in spring.
Sapphire Cascade Blueberry Spacing
Cascade Blueberry plants can grow 18 to 24 inches in height and 18 to 24 inches in width so one per hanging basket would be best. They would also grow well in mass in a large container that is suitable enough to protect their roots in a deep freeze. They would be equally at home planted as accents in the perennial bed or as informal hedge along a walkway. Birds and small animals may enjoy this bounty as well. You may consider covering the plants with garden netting at the time of fruiting to protect your harvest. Space these bushes at least 2 feet apart, center on center. And you can provide even more space between the plants if you would like to get to the complete harvest of berries easier.
Sapphire Cascade Blueberry Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Habit: Mounded, Upright, Trailing Branches|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Bloom Period: Early Season|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Red|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Resists: Pests & Insects|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Wildlife Gardens, Kitchen, Muffins & Cereals|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant|
|Self Fertile: Yes|
|Major Branch: Northern Highbush|
|Harvest Period: Mid Season|
|Fruit Size: Medium|
|Fruit Color: Blue|
|Fruit Flavor: Sweet|
|Common Name: Sapphire Cascade Blueberry|
|Scientific Name: VACCINIUM X `SAPPHIRE CASCADE`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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