Vaccinium myrsinites

shiny blueberry

Ericaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-2 ft    Width: spreading
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,pink
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      blue,black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, fall color, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Best used as a wildflower as it has a relatively short lifespan.
Propagation: Seeds, division.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attracts numerous pollinators. Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit.
Native Habitats: Dry sites. Scrub, scrubby flatwoods, flatwoods, high pine, cutthroat seep.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Ethnobotany: Edible fruits.