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Vaccinium moupinense

Common Name:
Himalayan blueberry
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Ericaceae (The Heath Family)
Geographic Origin:
China and Taiwan
California Native?:
Plant Size:
2 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
shade gardens
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Light shade
Light acid soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
This is a bushy plant, generally under 2 feet high but eventually 3 feet or more broad. The short stems are crowded with dark, shiny half inch leaves, lighter and tinged with red in new growth. The small, brownish flowers are not very conspicuous but give way to nearly black berries. Sun or shade near the coast, shade inland, well drained, acid soil, and moderate watering.