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Lowbush Blueberry

Lowbush Blueberry Basics

Grows LikeSubshrub, Shrub
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeNative to U.S.
National Wetland Indicator StatusFACU-, FACU

Lowbush Blueberry Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioMedium
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerPorous
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Foliage TextureMedium
Fruit Seed ColorBlue
Fruit Seed ConspicuousYes
Growth FormMultiple Stem
Growth RateModerate
Height at 20 Years (Maximum feet)1
Height Mature feet2
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanModerate
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityYes
ErectErect
ToxicityNone

Lowbush Blueberry Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceLow
CaCO3 ToleranceLow
Cold Stratification RequiredYes
Drought ToleranceMedium
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 ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)-33

Lowbush Blueberry Reproduction

Bloom PeriodEarly Summer
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
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 Pound1972000
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seedling VigorLow
Seedling VigorLow
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateModerate

Lowbush Blueberry Edibility and Other Uses

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

Lowbush Blueberry grows like a Subshrub, Shrub. Lowbush Blueberry is an Perennial. Lowbush Blueberry is Native to U.S.. Lowbush Blueberry has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: FACU-, FACU. Spring and Summer is when Lowbush Blueberry is actively growing. Lowbush Blueberry is not an allelopath. Lowbush Blueberry has a Medium C:N Ratio. Lowbush Blueberry has a coppice potential of No. Lowbush Blueberry is not fall conspicuous. Lowbush Blueberry has a White colored flower. Lowbush Blueberry has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Lowbush Blueberry has a Porous foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Lowbush Blueberry has a Porous foliage porosity. Lowbush Blueberry has a Medium foliage texture. Seeds of Lowbush Blueberry are Blue. Seeds of Lowbush Blueberry are Yes conspicuous. Lowbush Blueberry grows as a Multiple Stem. The growth rate of Lowbush Blueberry is Moderate. The maximum height of Lowbush Blueberry at 20 years is 1 feet. The mature height of Lowbush Blueberry is 2 feet. The lifespan of Lowbush Blueberry is Moderate. The shape and orientation of Lowbush Blueberry is Erect. Lowbush Blueberry is adapted to coarse textured soils. Lowbush Blueberry is adapted to fine textured soils. Lowbush Blueberry is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Lowbush Blueberry is Low. The CaCO3 tolerance of Lowbush Blueberry is Low. Lowbush Blueberry requires cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Lowbush Blueberry is Medium. Lowbush Blueberry requires a minimum of 100 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Lowbush Blueberry is 4.7. The maximum pH of Lowbush Blueberry is 7.5. The minimum planting density per acre of Lowbush Blueberry is 1200. The maximum planting density per acre of Lowbush Blueberry is 1700. The minimum Precipitation that Lowbush Blueberry requires is 32. The maximum Precipitation that Lowbush Blueberry can handle is 50. The minimum root depth of Lowbush Blueberry is 16 inches. The salininty tolerance of Lowbush Blueberry is None. The shade tolerance of Lowbush Blueberry is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Lowbush Blueberry is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Lowbush Blueberry requires is -33. The bloom period of Lowbush Blueberry is Early Summer. The commerical availability of Lowbush Blueberry is Routinely Available. The fruit seed period of Lowbush Blueberry begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Lowbush Blueberry ends Summer. The fruit seed persistance of Lowbush Blueberry is No. Lowbush Blueberry is propagated by bare roots. Lowbush Blueberry is propagated by bulbs. Lowbush Blueberry is propagated by container. Lowbush Blueberry is not propagated by corms. Lowbush Blueberry is propagated by cuttings. Lowbush Blueberry is propagated by seed. Lowbush Blueberry is not propagated by sod. Lowbush Blueberry is not propagated by sprig. Lowbush Blueberry is not propagated by tubers. Lowbush Blueberry can generally yield 1972000 seeds per pound of seeds. Lowbush Blueberry has a Slow seed spread rate. Lowbush Blueberry has a Low seedling vigor. Lowbush Blueberry has a Low seedling vigor. Lowbush Blueberry does not have a small grain. Lowbush Blueberry has a Moderate vegatative spread rate. Lowbush Blueberry does not have a berry/nut seed product. Lowbush Blueberry is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Lowbush Blueberry does not make a good fodder product. Lowbush Blueberry does not make a good fuel wood product. Lowbush Blueberry does not make a good lumber product. Lowbush Blueberry does not make a naval store product. Lowbush Blueberry is not palatable to browse animals. Lowbush Blueberry is not palatable to grazing animals. Lowbush Blueberry is not palatable to humans. Lowbush Blueberry does not make a pulpwood product. Lowbush Blueberry does not make a veneer product. Lowbush Blueberry is of the category, Dicot.
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