Fairly large berries for a wild shrub. I’ve been looking for Haida Gwaii blueberries for years and, voila!, a raven lead me to a grove of beauties. Largest shrub was over 2m in height over than in spread. Smallest berry bearing bush didn’t reach my knee. Larger oval leaf compared to their red huckleberry kin (V. parvifolium), attractive red twigs and growing in the same area, one can plant both as a berry hedge. When talking to my sister in Vancouver, her blueberry cultivars were in bloom where I was harvesting berries. Had to slap my husbands hands to keep some for seed saving.
- Seed Count: 50-75
- Collection Date: July 2018
- Hardiness Zone: 6-9
- Height and Width: 2.5m x 2.5m
- Germination test type: float
How to germinate Vaccinum ovalifolium seeds:
Soak seed 24 hours. Surface sow in seeding medium of equal parts sand and peat. Tamp firm. Mist. Keep moist. Keep seedbed shaded. Cold stratify 60-90 days. Expose to spring conditions for germination. Keep seedlings shaded from strong direct sun.