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Vaccinium angustifolium

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade, shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: acid, rich, loam, sand

Height: o.5'-2'

Bloom Time: April, May, June

Bloom Color: white, pink

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Additional Tags: attracts birds, berries, clumping, colonizing, edible, fall interest, naturalizing, rock garden plant, shade garden plant, showy fruit, woodland plant

Vaccinium angustifolium (lowbush blueberry)
  • Vaccinium angustifolium (lowbush blueberry)
  • Vaccinium angustifolium (lowbush blueberry)
  • Vaccinium angustifolium (lowbush blueberry)
  • Vaccinium angustifolium (lowbush blueberry)

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Description

Vaccinium angustifolium

Also known as:

lowbush blueberry

,

low sweet blueberry

,

late lowbush blueberry

Scientific Synonyms:

Vaccinium brittonii, Vaccinium lamarckii, Vaccinium nigrum

Description

Vaccinium angustifolium produces attractive fall foliage, but is best known for its delectable fruit.

Cultivation

Best planted in rich, highly acidic soil. It prefers a moist, well drained environment, however, established colonies are will tolerate dry conditions. Maintaining a good layer of mulch around the plants will help keep a high level of acidity, as well as adequate moisture. Will grow in full shade, but more sun translates into a bushier appearance, and higher fruit yield. Vaccinium angustifolium is a cold climate species : zones 3-6

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Threatened: IA

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Ericales
Family Ericaceae Heath family
Genus Vaccinium blueberry
Species Vaccinium angustifolium lowbush blueberry