Vaccinium corymbosum
high bush blueberry

Vaccinium corymbosum
Vaccinium corymbosum
Photo Courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Vaccinium corymbosum
Common name: high bush blueberry
Group: dicot
Family: Ericaceae
Growth type: shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 4 - 10'
Foliage: alternate leaves, simple, elliptical shape; dark green above, lighter underneath, glands on the underside
Flower: 3/8" long, white, sometimes tinged with pale pink
Flowering time: May to June; fruits early July to August
Habitat: woods, thickets, bogs; acidic soils
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc.: Most cultivated blueberries are hybridized from this plant. For more information on the cultivation of blueberries, visit, where blueberries were first cultivated. Whitesbog Village is located in Ocean County, NJ.