Highbush blueberry

Vaccinium corymbosum

Highbush blueberry is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that grows 6 to 12 feet tall. Highbush blueberry has white and occasionally pink, urn shaped flowers with 5 fused petals.  Bees are the primary pollinators. Highbush blueberry grows best on wet or moist, acidic, and highly organic soils.  It grows throughout southeastern Virginia in wetlands, moist forests, floodplains and at the edges of lakes, ponds and streams.  It grows in full sun to partial shade.  Many varieties have been developed for blueberry production.

Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)

This species is part of the Southeastern Virginia Phenology Network.

Type Medium-large shrub
Size up to 8′ high
Flower clusters of white-pink urn shaped flowers; spring
Fruit blue-black berries; summer
Hardy Zones 3-7
Native Eastern US

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Click here to see the USA-NPN Species Profile for highbush blueberry, which includes detailed descriptions of the phenophases being monitored and a link to the USA-NPN monitoring datasheets.

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Phenophase Photos

Leaf and flower emergence Leaves and flowers emerging on Vaccinium
              Fruit Blueberries