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Vaccinium - Blueberries

Vaccinium are evergreen or deciduous shrubs that are worthy of inclusion in a garden. Easy to grow and rewarding, they produce charming bell-shaped flowers in spring, their beautiful foliage turns fantastic shades of gold, red or purple in fall. Not to forget their delicious and juicy berries than can be enjoyed in desserts, smoothies, or fresh on the bush. Both ornamental and edible, Vaccinium are easy to grow and not prone to insect or disease issues.


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Vaccinium 'Berkeley' (Highbush Blueberry)

Vaccinium 'Berkeley' (Highbush Blueberry) is a bushy, moderately spreading, deciduous shrub, with oval dark green leaves warming up to brilliant red shades in the fall. In late spring, bell-shaped, white flowers give way to abundant clusters of very large, powder-blue blueberries which ripen in late midseason (mid-late summer). The berries are great for desserts and baking.

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Vaccinium 'Blueray' (Highbush Blueberry)

Vaccinium 'Blueray' (Highbush Blueberry) is a bushy upright deciduous shrub, with small oval dark green leaves turning attractive shades of red in the fall. In late spring, dainty, waxy, bell-shaped, white flowers give way to clusters of medium-large, firm, light blue blueberries, highly flavored tart which ripen in midsummer.

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Vaccinium 'Chippewa' (Highbush Blueberry)

Incredibly cold-hardy, Vaccinium 'Chippewa' (Highbush Blueberry) is a compact upright deciduous shrub, with elliptic, medium green leaves turning attractive shades of golden-orange in the fall. In late spring, bell-shaped, white flowers give way to showy clusters of medium-sized, light blue blueberries which ripen in midseason (early-midsummer). The berries have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.

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Vaccinium 'Pink Lemonade' (Blueberry)

Vaccinium 'Pink Lemonade' (Blueberry) is a bushy upright deciduous shrub providing year-around interest. In late spring, pinkish white, bell-shaped flowers give way to pale green fruit that becomes flushed with pink, then turns deep pink for harvest in mid-late summer to early fall. Glossy and firm, the berries have a mild, sweet flavor.

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Vaccinium 'Rubel' (Highbush Blueberry)

A vigorous grower with heavy fruit set, Vaccinium 'Rubel' (Highbush Blueberry) is a bushy upright deciduous shrub, with oval dark green leaves warming up to brilliant red shades in the fall. In late spring, bell-shaped, white flowers give way to abundant clusters of small, firm, intensely flavorful blueberries which ripen in midseason (mid-late summer). The berries are reported to have twice the antioxidant value of other varieties.

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Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' (Highbush Blueberry)

Both edible and ornamental, Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' (Highbush Blueberry) is a compact rounded deciduous shrub, with small oval silvery green leaves turning attractive shades of red and purple in the fall. In late spring, masses of pink flowers give way to abundant clusters of medium to small, delicious, sweet and juicy, dark blue blueberries which ripen in mid season (early-mid summer).

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Vaccinium 'Top Hat' (Blueberry)

Vaccinium 'Top Hat' (Highbush Blueberry) is a dwarf rounded deciduous shrub, with small oval fresh green leaves turning attractive shades of orange in the fall. In late spring, a profusion of white flowers give way to clusters of medium-sized, firm, dusky blue blueberries which ripen in mid season (early-mid summer). Perfect for small gardens or containers.

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Vaccinium angustifolium (Lowbush 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.

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Vaccinium ashei (Rabbiteye Blueberry)

Native to the Southeastern US, Vaccinium ashei (Rabbiteye Blueberry) is a bushy deciduous shrub of rather open, spreading habit, with multiple seasons of interest. In mid-spring, attractive clusters of small, urn-shaped, white flowers appear on the naked stems. They are followed by abundant, juicy and edible, powdery blue berries in early-mid summer. A mature shrub can produce 8-20 pounds of fruit each year, depending on variety

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Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop' (Highbush Blueberry)

Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop' (Highbush Blueberry) is a bushy upright deciduous shrub, with small oval dark green leaves turning attractive shades of red in the fall. In late spring, cylindrical creamy-white flowers give way to clusters of medium-large, firm, light blue blueberries which ripen in midsummer.

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Vaccinium corymbosum 'Chandler' (Highbush Blueberry)

Noted for its giant berries and long ripening season, Vaccinium corymbosum 'Chandler' (Highbush Blueberry) is a bushy upright deciduous shrub, with small oval dark green leaves turning attractive shades of orange and red in the fall. In late spring, cylindrical creamy-white flowers give way to clusters of some of the largest blue blueberries in mid to late season (mid-late summer).

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Vaccinium corymbosum 'Duke' (Highbush Blueberry)

Vaccinium corymbosum 'Duke' is a bushy upright deciduous shrub, with small oval dark green leaves turning attractive shades of yellow and orange in the fall. While blooming late in the season, the fruits ripen early. The advantage of this is that the blossoms will not be damaged by late spring frost. Dainty, waxy, bell-shaped, white flowers give way to medium to large, firm, light blue blueberries which ripen in early summer. The berries have a mildly sweet flavor

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Vaccinium corymbosum 'Northland' (Highbush Blueberry)

Incredibly cold-hardy, Vaccinium corymbosum 'Northland' (Highbush Blueberry) is a compact, dense, rounded, deciduous shrub, with ovate, medium green leaves turning attractive shades of gold, orange, red and purple in the fall. In late spring, bell-shaped, white flowers give way to showy clusters of medium-sized, medium blue, sweet blueberries which ripen in early midseason (early summer).

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Vaccinium corymbosum 'Patriot' (Highbush Blueberry)

Vaccinium corymbosum 'Patriot' (Highbush Blueberry) is a bushy upright deciduous shrub, with oval dark green leaves turning attractive shades of red in the fall. In late spring, bell-shaped, white flowers give way to clusters of large, flavorful, sweet, light blue blueberries which ripen in midseason (early-midsummer).

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Vaccinium corymbosum 'Pink Popcorn' (Highbush Blueberry)

Vaccinium corymbosum 'Pink Popcorn' (Highbush Blueberry) is a bushy upright deciduous shrub providing year-around interest. In late spring, showy white, bell-shaped flowers give way to medium-sized, creamy-pink berries that turn deeper pink for harvest in early to mid-season (early to mid summer). Glossy and firm, the berries have a nice mild blueberry flavor.

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Vaccinium corymbosum 'Sweetheart' (Highbush Blueberry)

Noted for its 2 crops per year, Vaccinium corymbosum 'Sweetheart' (Highbush Blueberry) is a bushy upright deciduous shrub boasting abundant clusters of large, sweet, juicy blueberries early in the season (late spring to early summer). This first heavy crop is followed by a lighter second crop in late summer in mild areas. Vigorous, this Highbush Blueberry yields up to 15 pounds per plant.

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Vaccinium corymbosum 'Toro' (Highbush Blueberry)

One of the best blueberries for eating fresh, Vaccinium corymbosum 'Toro' (Highbush Blueberry) is a bushy upright deciduous shrub, with oval dark green leaves warming up to brilliant red shades in the fall. In late spring, bell-shaped, white flowers give way to abundant clusters of huge, flavorful, sweet blueberries which ripen in midseason (midsummer). The berries are firm and excellent for desserts.

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Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry)

Native to the northeastern US, Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry) is a low-growing evergreen trailing shrub forming a carpet of green foliage, spreading and rooting from stems to indefinite width. Attractive pinkish-white tiny flowers appear in late spring to early summer. They give way to bright red cranberries that ripen in early-mid fall.

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