[NAFEX] bush cherries
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Mon Sep 20 17:53:46 EDT 2004
I tried vaccinium ovatum, although in shadier spots than I am now
contemplating. I had poor success in transplanting it. Only two (of
about 15) survived the first year. I think I could do better now,
avoiding the immediate die-off, but I don't think I could avoid the
late summer drought die-off. (I don't always remember to water, and am
sometimes out of town.) Two survived my climate for a couple of years,
but didn't thrive. They stayed about the same size, losing ground over
the winter and regaining it over the summer. Then we had last winter's
icy cold and they both died.
The smallest plants did the best in surviving transplanting, and I
think that even if we don't have another winter like the last one, it
would take too long for them to form an effective hedge. Shame,
because it is a very attractive plant, as well as having a nice fruit.
On Sep 20, 2004, at 10:41 AM, Lon Rombough wrote:
> Vaccinium ovatum is an evergreen species of blueberry, and while the
> berries of most varieties are small, there are some that have fruit
> about the size of a small regular blueberry. At the moment, the only
> source of the selected varieties I know of is Fall Creek Nursery,
> which only sells wholesale. Though if you want enough for a hedge,
> you might qualify for the wholesale rate.
> -Lon Rombough
> has anyone ever heard of evergreen fruiting hedge
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