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     They're great for berries, but increasingly blueberry bushes also are favorites for their spring blooms and brilliant fall show.


     In spring white or pink bell-shaped flowers pop out in an upside-down urn formation, attracting native and bumble bees alike.  The berries ripen by late summer and end up not only on lots of pancakes but also in the bellies of Robins, Bluebirds,  Mockingbirds, Cardinals and lots of other species.


     In fall the colors are spectacular as the leaves of Highbush Blueberry take on shades of red, yellow, orange and purple.


     Highbush Blueberry is clump-forming, and its size ranges wildly, from three to 10 feet high and wide.  Blueberries like slightly acidic and wet to moderately dry soil.


     At least two are needed for fruit and more for a good yield.

Blueberry, Highbush

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    • Latin: Vaccinium corymbosum
    • Pollinator Value: Very High
    • Wetland status: FACW
    • Current height: Seedlings
    • Mature height: 6 to 12 feet high and wide
    • Light: Full sun to part shade
    • Soil: Medium to wet; slightly acidic
    • Needed for fruit: Two
    • Landscape uses: Shrub borders, naturalized area; great ornamental for fall foliage
    • Fun Fact: Blueberries are high in iron.
    • More photos and information here


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