Vaccinium corymbosum

highbush blueberry

Ericaceae

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 6-12 ft    Width: 3-5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      blue,black
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, fall color

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Use as a natural hedge behind shorter plants.
Considerations: Fussy about the acidic soil.
Propagation: Seed, softwood cuttings, and divisions.
Availability: Native nurseries, Specialty providers
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Attracts many pollinators especially native bees. Birds and other wildlife consume fruit--humans do. too.
Native Habitats: Moist-wet sites. Hardwood swamps, cypress swamps, seep swamps.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   

Other

Ethnobotany: Edible fruits.