• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderately vigorous, upright shrub; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Early Summer Berries
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vak-SIN-ee-um
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Upright
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderately vigorous, upright shrub; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Flowering Currant (Ribes); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Strawberry (Fragaria)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. In very hot, arid summer areas, best with some shelter from harsh, reflected afternoon sun. Apply an acidic fertilizer in spring. Before new growth begins, remove twiggy growth, leaving only main stems to prevent overbearing.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    Blueberries are the most popular native American fruit and recent breeding has extended cultivation well beyond their original range. They are among the fruits richest in antioxidants and are eaten fresh, dried, baked and in jams.