Formerly known as Vaccinium ashei
This upright, multi-stemmed acid-loving deciduous shrub produces an abundance of delicious fruit, and adds nice fall color to the landscape, Naturally found in bogs, swamps, and high-elevation forests. High bush blueberry, which can be planted with other acid-loving plants, including low-bush blueberry, and rhododendron, and can be grown to provide wildlife food, or will have to be protected from wildlife for human food consumption. Plant multiple varieties for larger berries as well as a higher yield. See selection descriptions to create a long season of fruit production, utilizing early, mid-, and late-season varieties, (with multiple varieties the season can last roughly June to mid-September).
Encourage root strength and overall development by pinching flowers during the first couple of years. Best to prune in late winter/very early spring. Easy to grow, requires little maintenance, ideal soil PH is helpful, right around 5.0.