Vaccinium myrtillus

£2.50

Bilberry, Whortleberry. A dwarf European shrub, often found on moorlands, growing to 50 cm (20”) high. It bears sweet-acid edible fruits, 12 mm (0.5”) across, eaten raw, dried or cooked; the leaves can be used to make a tea. The leaves and fruits are also used medicinally. Bees love the flowers. It needs a sunny site and very acid well-drained but moist soil; hardy to -30°C. Stratification: CS16. Number of seeds: 100.

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Bilberry, Whortleberry. A dwarf European shrub, often found on moorlands, growing to 50 cm (20”) high. It bears sweet-acid edible fruits, 12 mm (0.5”) across, eaten raw, dried or cooked; the leaves can be used to make a tea. The leaves and fruits are also used medicinally. Bees love the flowers. It needs a sunny site and very acid well-drained but moist soil; hardy to -30°C. Stratification: CS16