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botanical name:
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Patriot'
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Patriot' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Highbush Blueberry
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: blue
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Spreading bushy deciduous shrub with ovate deep green leaves. Good orange autumn foliage colour. Clusters of small urn-shaped white or pink flushed flowers in early spring, later followed by prolific crops of large dark blue berries with excellent flavour. Self-fertile and early cropping in July or August.

cultivation:
Needs a moist, very acid soil. This variety is more tolerant of cold conditions and wetter soils than most.
Can be grown in a large container.

usage:
Edible berries, also very ornamental.

other notes:
Selected at the University of Maine, USA

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