When you see the berries on Vaccinium vitis-idaea Fireballs, you understand why this name was chosen. Fireballs has masses of big red berries that stay on the shrub for a long time. This makes the plant unique, just as its early flowering and fruiting time does. This variety also stands out for its robust habit.
Vaccinium vitis-idaea Fireballs
Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: prefers moist but well-drained, acidic soil or ericaceous compost in a pot
Rate of growth: average
Hardiness: fully hardy
Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring, feed with sulphate of ammonia, sulphate of potash and bonemeal and top-dress with ericaceous compost.