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Highbush Blueberry, Arkansas Blueberry, Whortleberry, Swamp Blueberry, Northern High-bush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum (V. arkansanum)


Highbrush blueberry grows in sandy lake or stream margins and in swamps or open woods in East and Southeast Texas. It is a crown-forming shrub with multiple stems having deep green pubescent (felty) leaves and bears greenish-white urn- or cup-shaped flowers having red or pink stripes, or tinged pink. It produces large quantities of deep blue fruits with an excellent flavor and is occasionally used as a commercial fruit plant. Of course, many birds and other wildlife relish the tasty berries. Blueberries require an acid soil.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub
medium shrub

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: greenish white with pink

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: blue-black drupe

Height: 6 to 13 feet

Width: 4 to 5 feet

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: acid

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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