Scientific Name: Vaccinium ovalifolium
Common Name: oval-leaved blueberry
Family Name: Ericaceae
Origin: Canada - central, Canada - eastern, Canada - northern, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Irregular, Open, Spreading, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract birds, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Herb, Mixed shrub border, Summer interest, Wetland - bogs, Wildlife food, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Bog, Humus rich
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Lustrous, Elliptic, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Pink, Apr-May
Fruit: Berry (true), Edible, Blue, Black, Aug
Key ID Features:
Leaves thin, elliptic, 1.5-4cm x 0.5-1.8cm, margins entire or with a few low, blunt teeth below the middle only; flowers urn-shaped, pinkish, to 6mm long, bloom in early spring, before or as the leaves emerge. Winter ID: twigs and buds red, glabrous, zig-zagged.