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Vaccinium angustifolium

Native Plants

Lowbush Blueberry

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Summary

Lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) is an excellent choice as a deciduous woody groundcover in the garden. It produces dainty urn-shaped, white and sometimes tinged pink, flowers. Lowbush blueberry 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. When grown in ideal conditions, lowbush blueberry will form extensive, dense colonies that will reward you with edible berries, when The fruit ripens from late July to late September. Use lowbush blueberry in a rock garden or woodland setting with trailing arbutus (Epigaea repens), mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia), wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens), Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), and evergreen wood-fern (Dryopteris intermedia). Zones 3-5. 


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