Vaccinium corymbosum / Highbush Blueberry


The wild progenitor of many cultivated blueberries, this shrub is common in swampy, acidic woodlands. Highbush Blueberry has it all – delicious fruit, luminous red fall foliage, and beautiful eccentric. Bell-shaped flowers support native bees. In plantings, it benefits from an acidic soil and ample moisture. Deer resistant.

Host plant for Brown Elfin, Henry’s Elfin, Spring Azure, and Striped Hairstreak. Also hosts numerous moth species.

A minimum of two plants are recommended for cross-pollination and fruiting.

Height: 4’ – 10’       Blooms: May     Fruits: July, August

Siting: Dry to wet soil, sun to part sun, tolerates shade

Deer Resistance: High

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Vaccinium corymbosum Native Range Map

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