Bilberry Plants

(Question)

hi
I have macular degeneration and have been trying to buy bilberry plants to put in my garden.

this is a very hard undertaking. Do you sell these plants or know of anyone who does? I’m really getting desperate.

thanks
Glenda Higgins

(Answer)

Thanks for contacting Toronto Master Gardeners. Bilberry Plant or Vaccinium myrtillus is also called whortleberry, European blueberry and huckleberry. It’s a small shrub that is often confused with blueberries. The shrub grows wild in the arctic and subarctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It is known for its numerous health benefits including the improvement of night vision. Bilberry plants are difficult to source however if you search online it is easy to find sources for bilberry seeds.
Good luck with your search.

For more information on this plant please review the following websites:
https://www.ediblewildfood.com/bilberry.aspx
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blueberries/bilberry-plant-information.htm