Vaccinium corymbosum

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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


Recommended Uses:Use as a natural hedge behind shorter plants.
Light: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely 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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



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).