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.