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Vaccinium - BlueberriesBlueberries prefer moist, acidic, well-drained soils. For best fruit production, cross pollination between cultivars is recommended. Besides attractive edible berries, these plants offer ornamental interest with profuse white bell-shaped blooms and outstanding fall color.

 

Vaccinium angustifolium
Late Lowbush Blueberry

Vaccinium Angustifolium

Height: 6-24"
Spread: 6-24"
Zone: 3
Foliage: glossy red turning to green
Shape: low to ground
Fall Color: bright red
Flowers: white
Fruit: blueberries

Low shrub (6 inches to 2 feet tall and wide) with multiple stems and twiggy branches.  Glossy foliage turns from red-green in spring to dark blue-green in summer to a maroon-purple in fall.  Small white with pink flowers are followed by delicious blueberries. 

 1948

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Vaccinium corymbosum
'Blueray' Blueray Blueberry

Vaccinium Blueray

Height: 4-5'
Spread: 4-5'
Zone: 3
Foliage: dark green
Shape: upright
Fall Color: bright red
Flowers: white
Fruit: blueberries

A tidy, compact plant with glossy dark green foliage that turns vivid red in fall. Red stems provide winter interest.

1922

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Vaccinium Northcountry
 North Country Blueberry

Vaccinium North Country

Height: 18-24"
Zone: 30-40"
Zone: 3
Foliage: green
Shape: bush
Fall Color:
Flowers: small-white
Fruit: blueberries

Northcountry is a new half-high blueberry cultivar developed by the University of Minnesota. The fruit is medium sized and has an attractive sky-blue color. The flavor of the fresh fruit is sweet mild, typical of the lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium  angustifolium). Plants can tolerate midwinter temperatures down to 35 degrees.  Productivity of Northcountry normally ranges from 2 to 5 lb. of fruit per plant.

1923

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Vaccinium c. 'Northland'
Northland Blueberry

Vaccinium Northland

Height: 5'
Spread: 5'
Zone: 3
Foliage: dark green
Shape: upright
Fall Color: orange
Flowers: white
Fruit: blueberries

Bright green foliage turns orange in fall for an excellent display.

1924

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Vaccinium 'Pink Lemonade'
'Pink Lemonade' Blueberry

Vaccinium Pink Lemonade

Height: 5'
Spread: 5'
Zone: 4
Foliage: dark green
Shape: upright
Fall Color: orange
Flowers: white
Fruit: blueberries

‘Pink Lemonade’ is a great four season plant!  In the spring 'Pink Lemonade' shows off its pinkish-white showy bell-shaped flowers.  They start out pale green then turn pink when they are ripe.  The leaves are smooth, glossy green with serrated leaf margins. In fall, the leaves turn a bright orange fading to deep red.  Wintertime twigs are dusky reddish-brown. 

1947