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Vaccinium angustifolium

lowbush blueberry

Many people overlook the attractive flowers and vibrant fall foliage that make this plant ornamental as well as edible. Lowbush blueberry is capable of growing in shady, dry soils that are usually barren of other plants. Host plant for the Brown Elfin butterfly.

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Height: 1-2 ft
Spread: 1-3 ft
Hardiness Zone: 3-8


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry
Average
Ecoregion
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
Ornamental Interest
Summer Fruit
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Host Plant
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Urban Environment
Drought Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Fragrant
Low Maintenance
Edible


North American Distribution


lowbush blueberry - Vaccinium angustifolium from Native Plant Trust
lowbush blueberry - Vaccinium angustifolium from Native Plant Trust
lowbush blueberry - Vaccinium angustifolium from Native Plant Trust
lowbush blueberry - Vaccinium angustifolium from Native Plant Trust