Vaccinium angustifolium

Growing Information

Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight: Full sun, part shade
Soils: Dry to moist, Average
Bloom Time: White flowers in May, June
Size: 1-2 feet in height; 1-3 foot spread

Grow lowbush blueberry in a rock garden or woodland setting. Blueberries are edible and the foliage is attractive and especially vibrant in fall. Thrives in moist, highly organic, well-drained, acidic soil, but can also grow in shady, dry soils that are barren of other plants.

Garden Companions

Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia), Teaberry (Gaultheria procumbens), Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), Intermediate Fern (Dryopteris intermedia)

Nature Benefits

• Host plant for the Brown Elfin butterfly.
• Pollen and nectar source for a variety of bees and other insects.
• Offers fruit for mammals and birds.

Native Habitat

Occurs in forest understory, upland bogs, pastures.

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