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

Larval Host Plant (butterflies):
Brown Elfin
Henry’s Elfin
Spring Azure
Striped Hairstreak

Larval Host Plant (moths):
Alternate Woodling
American Dagger
Andromeda Underwing
Apple Sphinx
Banded Tussock Moth
Black-Waved Flannel Caterpillar
Canadian Melanolophia
Chain- dotted Geometer
Cleft-headed Looper
Common Metarranthis
Confused Woodgrain
Copper Underwing
Crocus Geometer
Dash-lined Looper
Distinct Quaker
Dotted Gray
Filament Bearer
Forest Tent Caterpillar
Harris’ Three- spot
Impressive Dagger
Intractable Quaker
Large Lace-Border
Large Maple Spanworm
Linden Looper
Major Datana
Norman’s Quaker
One-Spotted Variant
Paddle Caterpillar
Pale Green Pinion
Red- humped Caterpillar
Red-winged Sallow
Ruby Quaker
Saddleback Caterpillar
Saddled Prominent
Skiff Moth
Slender Clearwing
Small Phigalia
Small Purplish Gray
Sordid Underwing
Spiny Oak Slug
Streaked Tussock
Sweetfern Geometer
The Half-wing, Triton Dagger
Unicorn Caterpillar
Yellow-based Tussock
Yellow-Haired Dagger Moth
Yellow-necked Caterpillar
Yellow-shouldered Slug
Zebra Caterpillar

Additional information


Two Quart