Ripe highbush blueberries on shrub growing in the garden

By November 5, 2017Articles

Ripe highbush blueberries on shrub growing in the garden

By November 5, 2017Articles

Ripe highbush blueberries on shrub growing in the garden

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer Growing blueberries at home can be a challenge, but they are so delicious when homegrown, it is definitely worth the effort! Blueberry plants come in two main types: highbush and lowbush. Highbush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) grow in a wider geographic range than lowbush, and they are a common choice for home gardeners. What are Highbush Blueberries? Highbush blueberries are the ones you usually find in grocery stores. They are members of the Vaccinium genus, along with lowbush blueberries, cranberries, huckleberries, and lingonberries. The highbush blueberry is native to eastern coastal regions of North America. Along with azaleas, mountain laurels, and rhododendrons, Vaccinium species belong to the Ericaceae or heather family. Like other heather family plants, highbush blueberries are acid-loving plants that are adapted to living in low-fertility habitats such as bogs and heaths. How to Grow Highbush Blueberry Plants Highbush blueberry plant

Ripe highbush blueberries on shrub growing in the garden

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer Growing blueberries at home can be a challenge, but they are so delicious when homegrown, it is definitely worth the effort! Blueberry plants come in two main types: highbush and lowbush. Highbush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) grow in a wider geographic range than lowbush, and they are a common choice for home gardeners. What are Highbush Blueberries? Highbush blueberries are the ones you usually find in grocery stores. They are members of the Vaccinium genus, along with lowbush blueberries, cranberries, huckleberries, and lingonberries. The highbush blueberry is native to eastern coastal regions of North America. Along with azaleas, mountain laurels, and rhododendrons, Vaccinium species belong to the Ericaceae or heather family. Like other heather family plants, highbush blueberries are acid-loving plants that are adapted to living in low-fertility habitats such as bogs and heaths. How to Grow Highbush Blueberry Plants Highbush blueberry plant

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