Tasty blue fruits and colorful red fall foliage make blueberries outstanding additions to the landscape. Use them in mixed shrub borders and perennial beds for structure and interest as well as fruit production.

Blueberries demand the right climate and soil but take little care if you provide a site suitable to their somewhat exacting conditions. They require a fair amount of cool weather in the winter and won't grow well in mild winter climates. They grow best in full sun, and well-drained, sandy, acid soil.

Plant at least two varieties for cross-pollination. The most commonly grown blueberry is highbush. Lowbush blueberries grow just 1 foot tall and spread by underground stems to form a dense mat.

Plant Type:
Plant Height:
1 1/2-7 feet tall
Plant Width:
2-10 feet wide
Bloom Time:
Blooms in mid- to late spring
Landscape Uses:
Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Attractive Foliage,Fall Color