- 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.
Why Bower & Branch?
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower
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. Water weekly if no rain falls. 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 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 late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
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Size AA & AAA (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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