Lowbush Blueberry

Lowbush Blueberry

Vaccinium angustifolium

Plant Characteristics:

  • Duration: Perennial  
  • Habit: shrub  
  • Size class: 1-3ft
  • Native Habitat: Open, conifer woods; sandy or rocky balds & old fields 
  • Bloom time: May-June

Growing Conditions 

  • Sun:
    • Sun, partial shade, shade
  • Soil:
    • Moisture: dry, moist
    • Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
    • CaCO3 Tol: Low
    • Description: Acid, moist to droughty soils
  • Water Use: 
    • Medium
  • Condition comments:
    • Susceptible to chlorosis due to alkalinity. Planting more than one plant is beneficial for fruit production.


  • Berries are relished by most animals 
  • Edible fruit 
  • Attracts birds 
  • Specific value to native bees 
  • Specific value to bumble bees