Bilberry
Vaccinium myrtillus

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Photo by Annelis @ Wikimedia
🔗   Photo by Annelis @ Wikimedia
3-7
Perennial
full sun, partial sun/shade
Moist
Shrubs
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Description

This is the native blueberry in Europe. While this is also blue/violt inside, the ones you normally get in the supermarkets are Northern Highbush Blueberry - Vaccinium corymbosum and have white interior.

Propagation - cuttings

Softwood cuttings

**Late spring - Early summer **

Cut up to 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a pot with suitable compost, plant cuttings around the edge, water in well, cover and place somewhere warm. Uncover every few days to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted. Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots gradually remove the cover to let the leaves to develop.

Semi hardwood cuttings

Late summer - mid autumn

Select branches to cut; the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. Take a cutting of about 14 cms, taken from the current years growth and remove lowest leaves. Dip end into rooting hormone. fill a pot with suitable compost, plant cuttings around the edge, water in well, cover and place somewhere warm. Uncover every few days to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted. Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots gradually remove the cover to let the leaves to develop..

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