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Lowbush Blueberry

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Self Pollinates
  • 6 - 24 Inches Tall & Wide
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Growing Zones 2 - 8

Lowbush Blueberry, Common Lowbush Blueberry, or Vaccinium angustifolium, is a native, low-growing, deciduous shrub that is commonly used to colonize open ground, but can be used in a variety of landscapes and yards. This versatile, hardy shrub has twiggy branches filled with bell-shaped white buds that bloom in late spring. These light, airy flowers are surrounded by glossy dark green foliage that transforms into a deep maroon and purple in the fall, adding to this shrub’s already ample landscaping appeal. In midsummer, the flowers of the Lowbush Blueberry give way to delicious edible blue to black fruit. These blueberries are candy-sweet, juicy, and full of antioxidants, fiber, and flavonoids. Lowbush Blueberry is a prolific bloomer, and several buds can grow on a single stem. These buds can hold several blossoms each, leading to masses of fruit beloved by humans and wildlife alike. It is a special favorite of black bears.

Lowbush Blueberry Plant Care

The Lowbush Blueberry should be planted in the early spring. During the first and second year, remove the flowers of the plant to ensure the energy goes to support better root growth. Your Lowbush should be pruned every other year to encourage berries. Prune just after harvesting and remove old and unproductive growth. The Lowbush will spread easily, so prune away edges and side shoots if you want to control the spread. It requires good air circulation to maximize fruiting, and should be planted at least 2 to 3 feet apart with lots of room to grow. The Lowbush Blueberry is fire-tolerant, spreading vigorously, even in areas where wildfires have ravaged the land.

Growing Lowbush Blueberry Bushes

The Lowbush Blueberry is an optimal choice for woodland areas or any open area with well-drained, slightly-acidic to acidic soil. The ideal pH for blueberries is 4.5 to 5.0. Lowbush is very cold-hardy and can tolerate hard freeze with ease. Lowbush will produce the most berries when grown in full sun to partial shade. It will grow in shady areas, but will not produce many berries. It is a mounding shrub that grows from 6 to 24 inches tall with a spread of 18 to 24 inches. The lowbush can be planted indoors so long as they receive ample chilling time, about 1,000 hours, and ample sunlight, at least six hours per day. In especially cold climates, spread a 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch over your Lowbush to retain moisture and protect root systems.

Growing Lowbush Blueberry in Containers

Lowbush Blueberries can be grown in containers. The ideal container should be at least 2 feet deep and 2 to 3 feet side. Berries grown in containers will need more watering. The moisture level should be kept consistently moist, but not soggy. Choose a container that isn’t black to prevent your lowbush from absorbing too much heat and losing moisture.

Watering Lowbush Blueberry Bushes

Your Lowbush Blueberry should be watered regularly and kept evenly moist. Your location should be well drained, as standing water will rot delicate roots. Especially in the first year of growth.

Feeding Lowbush Blueberry Bushes

Slow release acid fertilizer is the best for your Lowbush. It should be applied lightly in the early spring. Avoid over fertilizing your Lowbush, as it is sensitive to salt.

Lowbush Blueberry Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 - 8
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 6 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
Habit: Upright, Low Growing
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green, Red
Foliage Description: Dark Green And Redish-Bronze in Fall
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Wildlife Gardens, Medicinal
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Native to North America

Self Fertile: Yes

Major Branch: Low

Harvest Period: Late Season

Fruit Size: Small

Fruit Color: Bluish Black

Fruit Flavor: Sweet, Honey Hint

Common Name: Lowbush Blueberry
Other Name(s):

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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