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Scientific Name: Vaccinium ovalifolium
Pronunciation: vack-SIN-ee-um oh-val-ih-FOE-lee-um
Common Name: oval-leaved blueberry
Family Name: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves thin, elliptic, 1.5-4 cm x 0.5-1.8 cm, margins entire or with a few low, blunt teeth below the middle only; flowers urn-shaped, pinkish, to 6 mm long, bloom in early spring, before or as the leaves emerge.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Irregular, Open, Spreading, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:2 - 3m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Canada - central, Canada - eastern, Canada - northern, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Bog, Humus rich
Water Use: Moderate
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
Additional Info: Google
oval-leaved blueberry
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation:
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Green, Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Obtuse
Bases: Obtuse, Rounded
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Urceolate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May
Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Blue, Black
Fruiting Time: Aug
Additional Info: Showy, Edible, Technically a false berry (inferior ovary)

Bark Morphology: Showy
Bark or Stem Colour: Red
Leaf Bud Type: Ovoid
Leaf Scar Shape:Half-round

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Virus, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant )
(BUG) BUG garden
(NRY) NuRserY
(WLG) WoodLand Garden
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