Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop')

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Other
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Very strongly acid (4.5 – 5.0)
Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 10-12 ft.
Plant Spread: 6-8 ft.
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Suitable for forage
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Stratify seeds: If sowing indoors.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Softwood or Hardwood cuttings.
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers

photo credit: Robert Duval

Plant Events from our members
Meredith79 On June 12, 2016 Transplanted
Meredith79 On June 3, 2016 Obtained plant
Lake Street Garden
Meredith79 On June 2, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Produces high yields of large, bright blue berries that are firm and grow in large clusters. The berry flavor is superb, fresh or frozen. Bluecrop is known for its hardiness, vigor and consistent production. The plant grows to a height of 4-6 feet.
robertduval14 On April 29, 2018 Transplanted
robertduval14 On April 27, 2018 Obtained plant
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