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Late Lowbush Blueberry Vaccinium angustifolium

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Description

Low bush blueberry is a low-growing small native deciduous shrub.  Prefers full sun to partial shade, acidic moist to dry soils.  Plant more than one for the best fruit production.  It is commonly propagated in the spring by taking softwood cuttings or you can grow it by see.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Spotted winged drosophila.  Alkaline soils can lead to leaf chlorosis.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#fall color#small shrub#deciduous shrub#native shrub#NC native#glossy leaves#red fall color#purple fall color
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Vaccinium
    Species:
    angustifolium
    Family:
    Ericaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern North America, NC
    Wildlife Value:
    Native bees pollinate flowers. Berries are relished by birds.
    Edibility:
    Highly edible berries are enjoyed fresh, cooked or frozen.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Native Plant
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-stemmed
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Blue
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Shape:
    Urn
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Songbirds
    Specialized Bees