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Vaccinium hybrida Climax

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Vaccinium hybrida Climax Blueberry,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like, Upright

Vigorous deciduous, dense bush with upright stems growing up to 2m. Bright green foliage turns scarlet in autumn and has clusters of pendulous pale pink flowers. Climax requires very little winter chilling and will produce fruit in subtropical, tropical and mildly temperate regions. They are ideal for growing in the coastal regions of NSW, SA and QLD. Climax is early season ripening with large sweet fruit, often has a second crop later in the season. Can be self-fertile but will perform better when pollinated by another variety. An attractive plant with true ornamental value. Its taller dimensions makes this a good choice for in-ground planting. Grows approx 1-2m tall.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Ericaceae NorthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate