Vaccinium x intermedium

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Vaccinium x intermedium Ruthe

Ericaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Ericanae
Ordo:
Ericales

Vaccinium x intermedium is a shrub.

Naming

Vaccinium x intermedium was described by Johannes Friedrich Ruthe. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Vaccinium x intermedium is a species in the genus Vaccinium which contains approximately 205 to 734 species and belongs to the family of the Ericaceae (Heath Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 20 to 50 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Vaccinium x intermedium is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are elliptic with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Vaccinium x intermedium produces racemes of white tubular flowers from May to June.

The shrubs produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Vaccinium x intermedium is native to Germany, Poland and the British Isles.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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