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Vaccinium corymbosum

Vaccinium corymbosum

Vaccinium corymbosum

highbush blueberry

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES, USFWS BES

Characteristics

Height: 6-12'
Spread: 6-12'
Flowers: Apr.-Jun.; white or pink-tinged
Fruit: Jul.-Aug.; blue to black; berry
Fall color: yellow to red

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Dry Moist Wet
Soil pH: 4-6.5
Soil type: Loamy Sandy Organic

Habitat

forested wetlands, shrub swamps, bogs, upland woods; dry to wet woods, thickets, stream banks, rock outcroppings

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Butterfly Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

edible berries commonly cultivated



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1265.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004