Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


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    Rosa's Blush Dwarf Blueberry (Vaccinium darrowii)
    Heath Family

    Rosa’s Blush is a small evergreen blueberry, with stunning foliage and small, edible fruit. This dwarf shrub is perfect for smaller gardens, pots, and as an edible groundcover. New growth has a pink-purple tinge which slowly fades to a lovely blue-green. Well drained, acidic soil is necessary for this plant to thrive. Amend soil with sand, pine fines, and/or sulfur to create the ideal substrate. Best fruit set will be in full sun with moist soil, but this shrub can also be sited in part shade to part sun. This blueberry can self pollinate, but will produce more fruit if another blueberry variety is planted nearby.

    Blooms: White, 3-4 weeks, Apr-May
    Leaves: Blue-green, evergreen leaves are very attractive in all seasons, new growth is pink-purple
    Height: 2-3’
    Space: 2-3'
    Soil: Moist-average, prefers acidic, sandy, and well drained soil
    Exposure:  Full sun-Part shade
    Fauna: Butterflies, small bees, fruit for birds and other wildlife, winter cover
    Seeds:  Dark berries are edible for people and wildlife

    Deer Resistance: Low
    Zone: 7-10
    Native Status: Southeast native
    Provenance: Unknown, asexually produced