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Vaccinium angustifolium (Lowbush Blueberry)

Lowbush Blueberry, Low-Bush Blueberry, Late Sweet Blueberry


Vaccinium angustifolium (Lowbush Blueberry) is an American beauty that puts on a long-lasting show in the landscape. In spring, it enjoys attractive clusters of small, waxy, white, pink-tinged, bell-shaped flowers. They are followed by abundant, juicy and edible blue berries in summer - a delight for birds, wildlife and humans alike! Its glossy, lustrous foliage turns from reddish green in spring to bluish green in summer and to spectacular shades of bronze, scarlet and crimson in fall. Even winter provides charming interest with the yellow green to reddish twiggy branches forming a lovely silhouette.

  • This open growing groundcover grows in a low, straggling shrub, up to 2 ft. tall and wide (60 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in average, medium, well-drained, acidic soils.
  • Recipient of the Cary Award which recognizes plants that are particularly adequate for New England, offer superior landscape appeal, are winter hardy and pest resistant.
  • Mass in mixed shrub borders or as ground cover. Great flowering shrub with Rhododendrons and Azaleas.
  • Native to the Northeastern U.S.

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Vaccinium - Blueberries
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Vaccinium - Blueberries
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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