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Early lowbush blueberry

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Early lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Stéphane Bailleul)

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Botany

Origin and description

Shrub native to Québec. This is the famous “Lac-Saint-Jean blueberry” with its small dark-blue very sweet fruit. Its springtime flowering is white or pink. The green shiny leaves take on a beautiful reddish color in the fall.

Height: 20 to 60 cm
Width: 60 cm
Blooms: white or pink, in June
Fruiting: dark blue, August to September, edible
Attraction to wildlife: attracts birds and pollinators

Common name

Early lowbush blueberry

Latin name (genus)

Vaccinium angustifolium

French common name

Botanical family

  • Ericaceae
Horticulture

Growing conditions

Exposure: sun, semi-shade
Soil type: fresh to dry, light, well-drained, acidic
Observation: requires a good snow covering

Hardiness

  • Zone 2

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