The leaves are glossy blue-green in summer, turning purple in the fall. The leaf shape is broad to elyptic. Buds are brownish red in stem axels. The flowers are white, bell-shaped, 5 mm long. The fruit is a small sweet dark blue to black berry. This plant grows best in wooded or open areas with well-drained acidic soils. In some areas it produces natural blueberry barrens, where it is practically the only species covering large areas.
This plant is fire-tolerant and its numbers often increase in an area following a forest fire. Traditionally, these fruit growers burn their fields every few years to get rid of shrubs and fertilize the soil. In Acadian French, a fruit field is known as a "brûlis" (from brûlé, burnt) because of that technique, which is still in use.
Fruit trees are a great addition to any home
This is a great Fruit to grow on your lawn. You will always be tempted to eat them right off the vine.
Fruit trees can provide you with delicious fruit.
This is a great addition to your lawn. You will always have fresh blueberries available for your to enjoy.