Bilberry

Vaccinium myrtillus

£2.00£45.00

Bilberry is a small deciduous shrub that is in flower from May to June and the tiny seeds in small purple berries ripen from July to September. It is noted for attracting wildlife and there is a particular bee called the Bilberry Bumblebee! Although awkward to pick, the berries make a delicious pie or crumble especially when mixed with other soft fruit or apples.

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Description

Vaccinium myrtillus

Common name: Bilberry

Native: Europe

Provenance: UK

Size and spread (10 years): 0.2m x 0.3m

Treatment required: Mildly dormant requires 16 weeks stratification treatment.

Germinal seeds / kg: 2,000,000

Ideal sowing period: Spring

Soil conditions: Prefers light well drained soils, preferably acid. Can tolerate exposure but not coastal areas.

Planting instructions: Sun or semi shade but flowers better in the sun

Mature height: 0.2m x 0.3m

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Genus

Vaccinium

Size

Mini Seed Pack (25 seeds approx.), Seed Pack (10000 seeds approx.)

Family

Ericaceae

Flowering Month

May

Colour

pink

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

shrub

Evergreen

deciduous

Interest

berries

Wildlife

yes

Requires

part shade, sun

Native

yes