PLANT PROFILE

Vaccinium angustifolium
late low bush blueberry


Vaccinium angustifolium
Vaccinium angustifolium
Photo courtesy NPS
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Vaccinium angustifolium
Common name: late low bush blueberry
Group: dicot
Family: Ericaceae
Growth type: shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 6" to 2'
Foliage: alternate leaves, simple, finely toothed, lanceolate shape; green on both sides, glands on the underside, reddish bronze in autumn
Flower: 1/4" long white, sometimes tinged with pale pink, solitary or in small clusters
Flowering time: March to May, with sweet edible bluish black fruit in mid- to late- summer
Habitat: dry open acidic soils
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
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