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Highbush Blueberry

Highbush Blueberry Basics

Grows LikeShrub
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeNative to U.S.
National Wetland Indicator StatusFACW-, FACW

Highbush Blueberry Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioMedium
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousYes
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerDense
Foliage Porosity WinterModerate
Foliage TextureMedium
Fruit Seed ColorBlue
Fruit Seed ConspicuousYes
Growth FormMultiple Stem
Growth RateModerate
Height at 20 Years (Maximum feet)12
Height Mature feet12
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanModerate
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityYes
ErectErect
ToxicityNone

Highbush Blueberry Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceMedium
CaCO3 ToleranceLow
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceLow
Frost Free Days (Minimum)100
pH Minimum4.7
pH Maximum7.5
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)1200
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)1700
Precipitation Minimum32
Precipitation Maximum50
Root Depth (Minimum inches)16
Salinity ToleranceHigh
Shade ToleranceTolerant
Shade ToleranceTolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)-33

Highbush Blueberry Reproduction

Bloom PeriodEarly Summer
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceMedium
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSummer
Fruit Seed Period EndsSummer
Fruit Seed PersistancesNo
Propagated by Bare RootYes
Propagated by BulbsNo
Propagated by ContainerYes
Propagated by CormsNo
Propagated by CuttingsYes
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound975000
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seedling VigorLow
Seedling VigorLow
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateNone

Highbush Blueberry Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductYes
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Fuelwood ProductNone
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a Browse AnimalMedium
Palatable to a Grazing AnimalLow
Palatable to a HumanYes
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryDicot
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Highbush Blueberry

Highbush Blueberry grows like a Shrub. Highbush Blueberry is an Perennial. Highbush Blueberry is Native to U.S.. Highbush Blueberry has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: FACW-, FACW. Spring and Summer is when Highbush Blueberry is actively growing. Highbush Blueberry is not an allelopath. Highbush Blueberry has a Medium C:N Ratio. Highbush Blueberry has a coppice potential of No. Highbush Blueberry is fall conspicuous. Highbush Blueberry has a White colored flower. Highbush Blueberry has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Highbush Blueberry has a Dense foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Highbush Blueberry has a Moderate foliage porosity. Highbush Blueberry has a Medium foliage texture. Seeds of Highbush Blueberry are Blue. Seeds of Highbush Blueberry are Yes conspicuous. Highbush Blueberry grows as a Multiple Stem. The growth rate of Highbush Blueberry is Moderate. The maximum height of Highbush Blueberry at 20 years is 12 feet. The mature height of Highbush Blueberry is 12 feet. The lifespan of Highbush Blueberry is Moderate. The shape and orientation of Highbush Blueberry is Erect. Highbush Blueberry is adapted to coarse textured soils. Highbush Blueberry is adapted to fine textured soils. Highbush Blueberry is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Highbush Blueberry is Medium. The CaCO3 tolerance of Highbush Blueberry is Low. Highbush Blueberry does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Highbush Blueberry is Low. Highbush Blueberry requires a minimum of 100 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Highbush Blueberry is 4.7. The maximum pH of Highbush Blueberry is 7.5. The minimum planting density per acre of Highbush Blueberry is 1200. The maximum planting density per acre of Highbush Blueberry is 1700. The minimum Precipitation that Highbush Blueberry requires is 32. The maximum Precipitation that Highbush Blueberry can handle is 50. The minimum root depth of Highbush Blueberry is 16 inches. The salininty tolerance of Highbush Blueberry is High. The shade tolerance of Highbush Blueberry is Tolerant. The shade tolerance of Highbush Blueberry is Tolerant. The minimum temperature that Highbush Blueberry requires is -33. The bloom period of Highbush Blueberry is Early Summer. The commerical availability of Highbush Blueberry is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Highbush Blueberry is Medium. The fruit seed period of Highbush Blueberry begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Highbush Blueberry ends Summer. The fruit seed persistance of Highbush Blueberry is No. Highbush Blueberry is propagated by bare roots. Highbush Blueberry is propagated by bulbs. Highbush Blueberry is propagated by container. Highbush Blueberry is not propagated by corms. Highbush Blueberry is propagated by cuttings. Highbush Blueberry is propagated by seed. Highbush Blueberry is not propagated by sod. Highbush Blueberry is not propagated by sprig. Highbush Blueberry is not propagated by tubers. Highbush Blueberry can generally yield 975000 seeds per pound of seeds. Highbush Blueberry has a Slow seed spread rate. Highbush Blueberry has a Low seedling vigor. Highbush Blueberry has a Low seedling vigor. Highbush Blueberry does not have a small grain. Highbush Blueberry has a None vegatative spread rate. Highbush Blueberry has a berry/nut seed product. Highbush Blueberry is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Highbush Blueberry does not make a good fodder product. Highbush Blueberry does not make a good fuel wood product. Highbush Blueberry does not make a good lumber product. Highbush Blueberry does not make a naval store product. Highbush Blueberry is not palatable to browse animals. Highbush Blueberry is not palatable to grazing animals. Highbush Blueberry is not palatable to humans. Highbush Blueberry does not make a pulpwood product. Highbush Blueberry does not make a veneer product. Highbush Blueberry is of the category, Dicot.
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