Vaccinium pallidum
late low bush blueberry

Vaccinium pallidum
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Vaccinium pallidum
Common name: late low bush blueberry
Group: dicot
Family: Ericaceae
Growth type: shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 6 - 36"
Foliage: alternate leaves, simple, finely toothed, elliptic, leaves much paler on the undersides, glands on the underside
Flower: 1/4" greenish- pink, bell-shaped, solitary or in small clusters
Flowering time: March to May, with sweet edible bluish black fruit in mid- to late- summer
Habitat: dry open 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.