Blueberry – Pink Icing®
Vaccinium sp – ‘Pink Icing’
Blueberries grow best in a sunny but protected position with some shade from the hottest afternoon sun during summer. They need an acidic soil (below pH 5.5) and can be grown in a pot (using Azalea and Camellia potting mix) or in the ground (dig in a good quality compost and test soil pH before planting). Over summer they benefit from mulching to help keep their roots moist and cool. They are self fertile but fruit set can improve when planted with other varieties.
Pink Icing is a larger blueberry, growing to 1.2m tall with a mounding growth habit. It has lovely ornamental foliage with pink new growth and blue toned leaves over winter. Large sweet fruits are produced in summer.
For further information on growing blueberries in Perth, see our factsheet.