Vick, Albert F. W.
Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.
Late lowbush blueberry, Lowbush blueberry
Ericaceae (Heath Family)
A low, straggling shrub,
usually 6 in. to 2 ft. tall and wide. Multiple stems; twiggy branches. Glossy foliage turns from red-green in spring to dark blue-green in summer to maroon-purple in fall. Small, white, pink-tinged, bell-shaped flowers are followed by edible blue fruit.
The berries are relished by wildlife and humans alike.
Image Gallery: 4 photo(s) available
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf:
Green Autumn Foliage:
Blue Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun
CT , DE , IL , IN , IA , ME , MD , MA , MI , MN , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , TN , VT , VA , WV , WI Canada: MB
, SK Native Distribution:
Lab. to Sask., s. to New England, DE, WV, OH, n. IL & IA Native Habitat:
Open, conifer woods; sandy or rocky balds & old fields USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Medium Light Requirement:
Sun , Part Shade , Shade Soil Moisture:
Moist , Dry Soil pH:
Acidic (pH<6.8) CaCO3 Tolerance:
Low Soil Description:
Acid, moist to droughty soils. Conditions Comments:
Susceptible to chlorosis due to alkalinity. Planting more than one plant is beneficial for fruit
Berries are relished by most birds and mammals. Use Food: Fruit