Vaccinium 'Chippewa' Blueberry
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.
This half-high blueberry cultivar, a hybrid cross between V. corymbosum and V. angustifolium, is valued not only for fruit production but also for ornamental purposes. 'Chippewa' is a compact, upright shrub that grows up to 4 feet tall and wide. A mid-season variety, it blooms in small bell-shaped white flowers in late spring, followed by clusters of sweet, juicy, medium-sized blueberries that ripen midsummer.
Throughout summer, Vaccinium 'Chippewa' Blueberry maintains elliptic medium green leaves that turn attractive shades of red, purple, and yellow-orange in fall. The plant is very cold hardy, to Zone 3, and low maintenance; but the shallow, fibrous roots need constant moisture and good drainage. The bush attracts birds and butterflies.
Blueberries are self-pollinating but planting two or more varieties with similar bloom times encourages cross-pollination, producing larger yields of larger berries. Planting early, mid-season, and late-fruiting varieties extends the blueberry season from early June to the end of the summer.
Uses: Beds, Borders, Hedges, Screens, Containers, Small Gardens, Fruit
|Bloom Season Start:||Late Spring|
|Bloom Season End:||Mid Summer|
|USDA Zone Low:||3|
|USDA Zone High:||8|
|Uses:||Beds, Border, Containers, Cuisine, Fall Color, Hedge|
|Zone:||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Shipping Method Restrictions:||none|