COMPACT SHRUB WITH PLUMP AND JUICY BERRIES
- Beautiful white blooms appear in spring before transforming into delicious berries
- Sweet flavor makes these berries ideal for baking or eating fresh
- Green foliage turns a fiery crimson-red in fall
- Cold hardy and disease resistant
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Mature Height: 3-4' tall
- Mature Width: 1-2' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 1-2' apart
Why plant Chippewa Highbush Blueberry?
A compact cutie! Chippewa Half-High Blueberry is a charming, smaller-growing version of our beloved native Blueberry Bush. This useful selection fits easily into planter boxes, raised beds, and modest-sized landscapes, but it is big enough to give you generous crops of plump, pale blue fruits each summer. Chippewa is loved for its sweet flavor and is tops for eating out of hand, as well as for baking into pies, muffins, and cobblers (that is, if any make it into the kitchen!). Flaming crimson-red fall foliage with hints of gold will make Chippewa a feast for the eyes, too!
Chippewa Blueberry is a hybrid Blueberry, a cross between two American natives. One parent is the Highbush Blueberry, a larger-growing species found throughout the eastern states where acidic soils occur. This is the species most commonly represented on Blueberry farms and in home gardens. The other parent, the Lowbush Blueberry, is a smaller plant that grows in the Northeast, Upper Midwest, and Canada. Its northern range gives Chippewa its superior cold-hardiness (to -40ºF!). The plant was developed at the University of Minnesota and was named after a local Native American tribe (which now calls itself the Ojibwe). It was introduced in 1996.
How to use Chippewa Highbush Blueberry in the landscape?
Take the time to appreciate Chippewa Half-High Blueberry’s exquisite flowers in the spring. The dainty white blossoms, shaped like tiny, upside-down urns, make a pleasing show. Honey bees and bumblebees love the blooms, and they get right to work pollinating them.
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
How To Plant Chippewa Highbush Blueberry
Acid soil is key to growing Blueberries successfully. These peat-loving Accents require very low–pH conditions in order to thrive. If your soil isn’t naturally acidic, you may want to grow Chippewa Half-High Blueberry in a large container or raised bed. Give it all-day sun if possible and use lots of organic matter—both as a soil amendment and as mulch. Chippewa Blueberry is best grown near another variety of Half-High or Highbush Blueberry for cross-pollination, which will ensure lots of big, juicy berries.
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
Not much pruning is required, however, you can prune in late winter to early sprung to thin out the branching. This will help maintain the plant size and make harvesting easier.
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Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
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