Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Trees, Shrub-like Trees, Deciduous
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: dry, moist
Soil Description: acid, average, loam, sand, gravel/rock
Bloom Time: March, April, May, June
Bloom Color: white
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9
Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, drought tolerant, fall interest, fragrant flowers, semi-deciduous, showy fruit
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Vaccinium arboreumAlso known as:
Batodendron andrachniforme, Batodendron arboreum, Vaccinium arboreum var. glaucescens
This is the tallest of our native blueberries. The peeling bark reveals colors ranging from beige to orange, thus providing additional winter interest. It may be considered evergreen in the south.
A drought tolerant plant that is easy to grow in open shade to full sun.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA