University of Rhode Island

Vaccinium corymbosum

Highbush Blueberry

Large shrub with dark green leaves. White to pinkish flowers in spring followed by edible dark blue berries in summer. Very good fall foliage in yellow, orange, red. Full sun to partial shade. Prefers moist acid well drained to swampy soil but tolerates dry sandy acid soil. Tolerates salt. Native to RI. 6-12’ x 8-12’.

Image courtesy of Dr. Mark Brand, UCONN

Image courtesy of Oregon State University

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