Productive Landscapes

Jennifer Polanz

Consumers look for plants that are pretty and useful. The new BerryBux ornamental blueberry from Star Roses and Plants’ Bushel and Berry Collection ticks all the boxes. The blueberry features buxus-like performance and appeal in the landscape. According to Bushel and Berry Program Manager Layci Gragnani, the foliage and compact habit, which are similar to boxwood, make it idea for hedge and mass plantings.

“We know that boxwood has posed certain challenges in the landscape, so this is a great alternative with ornamental appeal and the bonus of blueberries,” she says. BerryBux grows up to 3-ft. tall and works best in Zones 5 to 8. GP