Vaccinium corymbosum

Highbush Blueberry

Ericaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Blue,black
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Fall color, Showy flowers, Showy fruits

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: 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

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

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

Insects:
 

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

Comments

Ethnobotany:Edible fruits.