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Common Blueberry vs Lowbush Blueberry

Vaccinium myrtilloides

Vaccinium angustifolium

Common Blueberry
Lowbush Blueberry

Common Blueberry isn't as large, pretty, or high yielding as the other varieties we carry. But Common Blueberry is our only blueberry that will survive in plant hardiness zones 1A to 2B. So if you happen to live in one of these zones, this is the variety for you.

Plus, these August maturing berries are wonderfully flavorful and contain more antioxidants by volume than the highbush varieties. They'll give your baked goods a wonderful pop of flavor.

Note: Blueberries require very specific soil conditions. They need well-drained soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.0. If the starting pH of your soil is between 5.1 and 6.2 you can lower it by adding sulfur. We recommend against planting blueberries in soil with a starting pH greater than 6.2. Please do your own research before buying any blueberry plants.

Lowbush Blueberry, commonly known as the Wild Lowbush Blueberry, is often wild-harvested and thrives in low pH acidic soil. This early low-bush blueberry produces white and pink bell-shaped flowers in the spring. Its fruit is smaller in size than high bush blueberry plants and is more flavourful with an intense blueberry taste-masking it perfect for fresh eating, baking, and preserves.

COMMON BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

LOWBUSH BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow, orange, and red
Berries: small clusters of blue berries
Berries: edible blue
Fruit size: small
Firmness: medium
Flavor: somewhat tart
Harvest: late summer
Harvest: July
Flowers: white, pink tinged, bell shaped
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: canadian blueberry, sourtop blueberry, velvetleaf blueberry, velvetleaf huckleberry
Other Names: late lowbush blueberry, late sweet blueberry, wild lowbush blueberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no