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Low Bush Blueberry - Vaccinium Angustifolium

The Lowbush Blueberry is a deciduous shrub with glossy blue-green leaves that are elliptical shaped. The measure about 1.5” long with serrations. In the fall, they turn a variety of shades of red from dark burgundy to bright scarlet. Brownish redbuds will open to reveal white bell-shaped flowers that bloom in the spring. The flowers will give way to small dark blue to black berries. These sweet tasting fruits are full of flavonoids and antioxidants. These fruits attract a variety of wildlife including Black bears, coyotes, racoons, foxes, porcupines, whitetail deer, birds and bees. Black bears are known to damage blueberry crops not only by eating the fruits, but also by rolling in the fields and damaging the crops. Harvesting the blueberries begins in August and can continue into September.

 


Lowbush Blueberries have a slow growth rate and will reach a mature height of just 1-2 feet. They need full sun to perform at their best and prefer well-drained sandy soil with a ph between 4.0-5.0. They grow best in wooded areas and are often used as a ground cover in landscaping. Few people realize that Maine has chosen the Lowbush Blueberry as their state fruit.

 

Eating Lowbush Blueberries have a lot of benefits to your health. These include anti-aging effects and improvements to your vision, urinary tract and heart.

 

Wild blueberries have no fat, sodium or cholesterol and have a mere 80 calories per cup. They are also an amazing source of dietary fiber and Vitamin C. The USDA has discovered that wild blueberries have the most antioxidants out of 40 different fruits and vegetables. These antioxidants, which are found in the skins of the blueberries, improve the skins elasticity, making it look younger. Blueberries may also help with memory loss.

 

There are many different ways you can enjoy these delicious fruits. They can be added to muffins, ice cream, yogurt, cereals and jams.

 

Low Bush Blueberries are slow-growing groundcovers that offer the benefit of both landscape interest and a ready-made source of nutrition for both humans and animals. They may be planted in a sunny location with plenty of moist, fertile, acidic soil. They prefer proper drainage. The plant should be spaced 1 to 2 feet apart to allow for spread. The low Bush blueberry needs regular watering throughout its mid-to-late summer growing season. For best performance, blooms the first year should be a pinch, and the plant should regularly be pruned each year after. In the spring, this attractive plant features gorgeous blooms followed by clumps of large berries. Showy foliage in the fall makes this a beauty nearly year-round.

 

THIS PLANT CAN NOT BE SHIPPED TO CA, AZ, FL, ID, MA, MI, GA, OR, WA