Vaccinium cylindraceum Sm.

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'Vaccinium cylindraceum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/vaccinium/vaccinium-cylindraceum/). Accessed 2024-07-22.

Synonyms

  • Vaccinium longiflorum Wikstr.

Glossary

lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.

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New article for Trees and Shrubs Online.

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'Vaccinium cylindraceum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/vaccinium/vaccinium-cylindraceum/). Accessed 2024-07-22.

Allied to V. padifolium (and to V. arctostaphylos) but easily distinguished by the cylindrical corollas, which are up to {3/4} in. long, greenish yellow tinged with purple. The flowers are borne in dense racemes up to 2 in. long, up to twenty in each, during late summer and autumn. The narrowly elliptic or lanceolate leaves do not fall until shortly before the new foliage appears in spring. Native of the Azores, not cultivated in the open air until the late 1930s, and even now uncommon in gardens, but hardy in woodland south of London. It makes a tall shrub of narrow habit.