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Common Blueberry vs Washington Hawthorn

Vaccinium myrtilloides

Crataegus phaenopyrum

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Common Blueberry
Washington Hawthorn

Common Blueberry isn't as large, pretty, or high yielding as the other varieties we carry. But Common Blueberry is our only blueberry that will survive in plant hardiness zones 1A to 2B. So if you happen to live in one of these zones, this is the variety for you.

Plus, these August maturing berries are wonderfully flavorful and contain more antioxidants by volume than the highbush varieties. They'll give your baked goods a wonderful pop of flavor.

Note: Blueberries require very specific soil conditions. They need well-drained soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.0. If the starting pH of your soil is between 5.1 and 6.2 you can lower it by adding sulfur. We recommend against planting blueberries in soil with a starting pH greater than 6.2. Please do your own research before buying any blueberry plants.

Washington Hawthorn is an attractive ornamental shrub that is dense enough to plant as a privacy screen. It produces clusters of white blooms in late spring to early summer.

Washington Hawthorn's red berries last throughout winter, bringing squirrels and birds to your property. In the fall, its foliage turns beautiful orange, scarlet, or purple.

One of the most overlooked trees on the prairies. This tree is often used as rootstock, a wildlife attractor, or a boulevard hedge. Give this one a second look.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Please note: this plant is poisonous to dogs.

COMMON BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

WASHINGTON HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow, orange, and red
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Berries: small clusters of blue berries
Berries: small red fruits
Fruit size: small
Firmness: medium
Flavor: somewhat tart
Harvest: late summer
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: medium


In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: canadian blueberry, sourtop blueberry, velvetleaf blueberry, velvetleaf huckleberry
Other Names: washington thorn


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes