Northern Highbush Blueberry

Northern Highbush Blueberry

Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Vaccinium
Species: V. corymbosum

Vaccinium corymbosum, L. 1753

Vaccinium corymbosum is a deciduous shrub growing 2 to 4 m tall and wide. The dark glossy green leaves are elliptical and up to 5 cm long. In autumn, the leaves turn to a brilliant red, orange, yellow, and/or purple. The flowers are long bell-shaped white to very light pink, and about 8 mm long. They need honey bees, bumble bees, or other wild bees to be effectively pollinated for the best fruit set. The fruit is a blue berry, 6 to 12 mm in diameter.  Vaccinium corymbosum is found in wooded or open areas with moist acidic soils, from eastern Canada and United States to the southern United States.

Source: Wikipedia – Vaccinium corymbosum

Source: Missouri Botanical Garden – Vaccinium corymbosum

Source: Pollinators.ca – Bluberries

Source: British Columbia Agriculture – Highbush Bluberry Varieties