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Vaccinium moupinense (Bilburry)

Vaccinium moupinense (Bilburry)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading clump, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer early), Light green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Vaccinium moupinense:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates permanently wet soil

Weaknesses of Vaccinium moupinense

  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!

Design & Plant Use for Vaccinium moupinense:

  • Provides extended interest with blossom, berries and autumn colour

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