• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Profusion of Summer Berries
    Blooms:
    Late Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vak-SIN-ee-um kor-rim-BOW-sum
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasBlueberries need not be limited to the confines of a kitchen garden or orchard. Makes an attractive accent in shrub borders as well with great seasonal changes. Ideal against fences and foundations of outbuildings. Well suited to areas around the acidic transitional edges of conifer canopy driplines or openings in natural woodlands. Line them up for a delicious and beautiful hedge for easy picking access. Share fruit with birds by adding to habitat gardens.
    Companion PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Strawberry (Fragaria); Raspberry (Rubus); Bayberry (Myrica)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide rich, acidic, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun in very hot, dry climates. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Before new growth begins, prune off twiggy growth, leaving only main stems to prevent overbearing, and feed with an acidic fertilizer.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The blueberries fit into the acid loving Ericaceae, with a genus that includes 150 species of shrubs, most native to the Northern Hemisphere with concentrations in North America and eastern Asia. This variety is a hybrid of two native species. V. corymbosum is native from Maine to Florida and west to Louisiana. V. angustifolium is strictly a northern plant fround in mountains from the Arctic south to Minnesota and Virgina.
    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.

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