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Vaccinium crassifolium

Common Name(s):
Creeping blueberry
Cultivar(s):
'Well's Delight'
Category:
Groundcover
Comment:

Native to southeastern US; fair drought tolerance.

Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Vaccinium support the following specialized bees:Andrena (Conandrena) bradleyiAndrena (Andrena) carolinaPanurginus atramontensisHabropoda laboriosaColletes productusColletes validus, and Osmia (Melanosmia) virga.

Height:
.5-1 ft.
Hardiness:
7-9
Foliage:
Shiny deep green to bronze leaves; horizontal branches
Flower:
Small cluster of rosy red flowers in spring
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to light shade; acidic, organically rich soil with good drainage; prefers sandy soil
Size:
6-12 in.
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Low mat
Tags:
bees, drought tolerant, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife, native bees, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 373

Vaccinium crassifolium Flowers and leaves
Photo by Cotinis, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Vaccinium crassifolium Vaccinium crassifolium fall foliage
James Kingdon, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Vaccinium crassifolium Vaccinium crassifolium buds
Patrick Coin, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0