Spring Garden Tips

Blueberry

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Photo:  Opiola Jerzy

Botanical Name

Vaccinium species

Hardiness

Zones 3 to 7(8)

Height

6 inches to 12 feet

Width

2 to 12 feet

Flowers

White, sometimes with pink tinge

Fruit

Blue-black berry

Fall Color

Combination of yellow, orange and red

Light

Full sun to partial shade

Soil

Moist, well-drained, acidic

Planting and Care

Amend planting bed as needed, easy to grow with proper soil conditions

Problems

Chlorosis in alkaline soils, birds

Varieties to Consider

Low bush blueberries are smaller and hardy to Zone 2. University of Minnesota introduced half-high series that are hardy to -40 degrees.

Did You Know

This landscape beauty is one of the fruits with the highest antioxidant activity. Good source for vitamins, minerals, fiber and are low in fat and sodium.

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