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Vaccinium angustifolium

Native Plants

Lowbush Blueberry

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Summary

Lowbush blueberry is an excellent choice as a deciduous woody groundcover in the garden. It produces dainty flowers that are urn-shaped, white and sometimes tinged with pink. It thrives in a moist, highly organic, well drained, acidic soil in full sun to filtered shade. Best flowering and fruiting occurs when several plants are grown together in the garden. Fruit ripens from late July to late September. When grown in ideal conditions, lowbush blueberry will form extensive, dense colonies that will reward you with edible berries. Use lowbush blueberry in a rock garden or woodland setting with Epigea repens, Kalmia latifolia, Gaultheria procumbens, Polystichum acrostichoides, and Dryopteris intermedia.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    shrub 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    acidic 
  • Flower Color
    white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    purple, red 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    blue