Vaccinium corymbosum &

Vaccinium corymbosum 'Misty'

Misty Highbush Blueberry

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Misty Highbush Blueberry is an upright spreading deciduous shrub with a low chill requirement and heavy production of very sweet yet lightly spicy medium to large sky-blue blueberries that ripen early.   The elliptical blue-green foliage turns shades of brilliant red in fall. The hot pink flower clusters bloom in spring.  Grows best with full sun and rich, moist acidic well-drained soils.  Misty can be evergreen and produce a second crop in warmer climates (zone 9-10).  Misty should be planted with others to cross-pollinate to increase yield. 

Vaccinium corymbosum are highly valuable for wildlife as well, being listed as a host plant for 32 different butterflies and moths, and provides nectar to several specialized bees.  The berries and branches are good food sources for birds and mammals. 

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

6' - 8'

Spread: 

4’ - 6'

Spacing: 

5'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 10

Culture: 

Full SunPartial Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest: 

Spring, Summer, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance. Water regularly and mulch.  Prune as needed in late winter. Chlorosis may occur in high PH soils.  Blight, rot, anthracnose, canker, and mildew are occasional problems. Blueberry maggot, fruit worms, and spotted wing drosophila can damage the fruit.  Mummy berry is a fungal disease that shrivels and dries the fruit- remove effected fruit immediately if spotted.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasWoodland Gardens, Rock Gardens, Hedges, Foundation Plantings, Edible Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Azalea, Magnolia, Wax Myrtle

Image: Photo by Bottoms Nursery, Misty Blueberry

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