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African Blueberry

Vaccinium exul

Also known as

African Cranberry, Afrika-Bloubessie, Bosbessiebos

Full Sun
Advanced care
Tender

8a-10b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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African Blueberry Overview

In southern Africa the heath family (Ericaceae) is represented by only two indigenous genera: Erica which is extremely speciose, containing ± 770 species, and Vaccinium, represented by a single species. Globally Vaccinium is best known for being utilised as a fruit source, with most species being wild harvested and only a few developed into economic crop plants. This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

Special features of African Blueberry

Attracts birds

Attracts butterflies

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Wind break

Hedge plant

Other uses of African Blueberry

Edible