Vaccinium corymbosum

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Highbush Blueberry


Plant Specifics

Size:6-12 ft tall by 3-5 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Blue,black
Noted for:Fall color, Showy flowers, Showy fruits


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: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic



Many birds and other wildlife consume fruit the fruit and spread the seed.


Attracts many pollinators especially native bees.   Documented bee visitors include Augochloropsis sumptuosa, Dialictus placidensis, Osmia sandhouseae, Habropoda laboriosa, Apis mellifera (honeybee) and Bombus impatiens (Deyrup et al. 2002).

Native Habitats:Moist-wet sites. Hardwood swamps, cypress swamps, seep swamps.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


Ethnobotany:Edible fruits.