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botanical name:
Vaccinium sikkimense
Vaccinium sikkimense © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sikkim Blueberry
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
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: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
description:
Upright multi-stemmed evergreen shrub. Leathery, oblong, slightly toothed leaves. turn scarlet and bronze in autumn. Clusters of pink flowers in spring, with reddish bracts, followed by dark blue fruits up to 9mm in diameter.

cultivation:
Needs a moist, very acid soil.

other notes:
Native to Sikkim, eastern Himalayas.

pronounced: vak-SIN-ee-um sik-KIM-en-see

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