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Vaccinium darrowii Camp
Darrow's blueberry, Evergreen blueberry
Synonyms: Vaccinium myrsinites var. glaucum
USDA Symbol: VADA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This low, colony-forming shrub, to 2 ft. tall, bears small, blue-green leaves with a whitish bloom and pink to white, urn-shaped flowers in short, axillary racemes. The small berries are black or blue-black.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
AL , FL , GA , LA , MS Native Distribution:
Coastal plain from GA to s.e. TX Native Habitat:
Pine flatwoods; sand hills; scrub USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Seasonally wet to dry, sandy, acid soil.
Conditions Comments: Vaccinium myrsinites, occuring from SC to AL, is a distinct but similar species. Notable landscape differences: the leaves of V. myrsinites are less glaucous and not blue-green.
PropagationDescription: Most commonly propagated by softwood cuttings taken in spring. Vaccinium will also root from hardwood cuttings of unbranched shoots of previous season. Seeds may need to be stratified and should be sown on a slightly acid soil mix.
Seed Treatment: Stratify for 60-90 days at 41 degrees.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Picayune, MS
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Record Modified: 2009-02-18
Research By: TWC Staff