How to grow Blueberry Highbush

Blueberry Highbush growing shrub‎ of the genus Vaccinium also known as Northern highbush blueberry or Vaccinium corymbosum, Blueberry Highbush perennial deciduous plant, can grow in temperate, cold mediterranean or cold subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10b.

Leaves become red in the autumn or grow red and change the color to green.

Flower color white transparent to light pink in bell shape grow in cluster.

Blueberry Highbush fruits

Fruit color is purple-black, in the head of fruit there is little crown

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Requirements for Blueberry Highbush growing and care:

Acid soil, iron, chilling hours, mulch

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Some virus attack a lot of verity

Recommended planting season?
Winter, spring

Pests and diseases:
Virus, aphids

When is the best time to prune a Blueberry Highbush shrub?

How to prune:
Weak and dead branches

Size of the plant:
2-3 m, 6-10 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White in bell shape grow in cluster

Pollination is done by:
Bees, self-pollination

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Blueberry Highbush fruits?
Eaten raw, jams, juice, beverage

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

Scientific name:

Vaccinium corymbosum

Alternative names: Blue huckleberry, Tall huckleberry, Swamp huckleberry, High blueberry, Swamp blueberry

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone