A favorite wild fruit of our family – sweet and enjoyable to pick.
This low-growing shrub prefers well-drained, acidic soils. Beautiful fall color. Vaccinium pallidum is the more common species of lowbush blueberry in our area, found in oak- and pine-dominated acidic habitats.
A good nectary for native bees and other pollinators. Host plant for Brown Elfin, Henry’s Elfin, Spring Azure, and Striped Hairstreak.
A minimum of two plants are recommended for cross-pollination and fruiting.
Height: 1’ – 2’ Blooms: April – June
Fruit: June – August
Habitat: Well drained, Sun to part sun