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Plant Details

Vaccinium corymbosum [several other species have been split from this]

Highbush Blueberry, Smooth Highbush Blueberry

Scientific Name:

Vaccinium corymbosum [several other species have been split from this]

Genus:

Vaccinium

Species Epithet:

corymbosum

Common Name:

Highbush Blueberry, Smooth Highbush Blueberry

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft., 3-6 ft., 6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Bogs, wet swamp forests, moist high elevation bogs, balds, and forests. Common in NC Mountains, rare in Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Semi-evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

Notes:

Sub-xeric / Xeric Deciduous Shrub

Buds

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Buds and Bloom

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America
NC State Extension


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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