Sapphire Cascade Blueberry
Sapphire Cascade Blueberry is a unique blueberry selection that grows as a cascading or weeping bush making it a great choice for edible hanging baskets or as a groundcover in a sunny location. Berries are large, juicy and sweet and the harvest is even easier when you’re picking them from a hanging basket on your porch! Foliage takes on a brilliant red in the winter and leaves hold on through most of the year.
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Latin Name: Vaccinium hybrid
Site and Soil: Blueberry bushes like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Partially self-fertile. Plant two varieties for greater fruit production..
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 35° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 1-2 ft. by about 2-3 ft. wide
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: July
Fruit Size: Large
Yield: 3-5 lbs.
Care: Blueberries prefer acidic soil (pH 4.5-5.5). Fertilize in early spring with a granular or liquid acid fertilizer. In late winter prune out any dead branches. After harvest, prune non fruit-bearing branches, leaving new branches to fruit the following season.
Pests & Diseases: Not bothered by pests or diseases. Scare birds away with Mylar Flash Tape or deter them by covering your plants with netting.
USDA Zone: 5