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Sky Dew Gold Northern Highbush Blueberry Vaccinium corymbosum

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
Mature Size
4' 4'
Height
2' - 4'
Spread
3' - 4'
  • Details

    Features

    Sky Dew Gold ornamental blueberry has such appealing bright gold foliage that the flowers and berries are almost an afterthought. Its display gets even more interesting as the summer nights start to cool, and the golden foliage starts taking on rich hues of orange and red. The effect is simply thrilling; seeing something so colorful and cheerful puts a smile on your face.

    Produces Berries
    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Orange
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Lime green, chartreuse, and orange in fall
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Brilliant chartreuse foliage makes a great mass planting, specimen, hedge, or even a feature in an edible garden. 

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Will get its brightest foliage color when planted in full sun. It benefits from rejuvenation pruning. After it has been planted in the landscape for 4-6 years you can start removing the oldest stems each year in the springtime. 

    Please note: A compatible pollinating plant will need to be present for it to produce berries.

    Sky Dew Gold Vaccinium corymbosum 'ANDVAL1601' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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