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Tasty blue fruits and colorful red fall foliage make blueberries outstanding additions to the landscape. Use them in mixed shrub borders and perennial beds for structure and interest as well as fruit production.

Blueberries demand the right climate and soil but take little care if you provide a site suitable to their somewhat exacting conditions. Growing blueberries requires a fair amount of cool weather in the winter and won't grow well in mild winter climates. They grow best in full sun, and well-drained, sandy, acid soil.

Plant at least two varieties of blueberries for cross-pollination. The most commonly grown blueberry is highbush. Lowbush blueberries grow just 1 foot tall and spread by underground stems to form a dense mat.

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'Berkeley' blueberry
'Berkeley' blueberry
bears large, firm, pale blue fruit that stores well. The 5- to 6-foot-tall and wide plants have yellow stems in winter. Zones 4-7
'Bluecrop' blueberry
'Bluecrop' blueberry
reliably produces large, light blue fruits with good tart flavor. The 4- to 6-foot-tall bushes are hardy and thrive in a short growing season. Zones 4-8
'Blueray' blueberry
'Blueray' blueberry
has very large, firm, sweet fruit. This upright plant thrives in many climates and grows particularly well in the Pacific Northwest. Zones 3-7
'Coville' blueberry
'Coville' blueberry
has large, light-blue fruit that remains tart until near harvest. The fruit of this tall, upright plant are good both fresh and for cooking. Zones 3-7
'Darrow' blueberry
'Darrow' blueberry
is a highbrush blueberry with large, sweet fruits said to be the size of nickels. A self-pollinating cultivar, you only need one plant for fruit set. Zones 4-7
'Duke' blueberry
'Duke' blueberry
produces an early crop of large, sweet fruit. This highbush blueberry is commonly grown for both fresh eating and culinary uses. Zones 5-7
'Jersey' blueberry
'Jersey' blueberry
has medium, firm berries with good flavor. The 6- to 8-foot-tall bushes are hardy and disease resistant. Zones 4-8
'Lateblue' blueberry
'Lateblue' blueberry
produces late-ripening, firm, and very flavorful dark blue fruits. Lateblue has a more tart flavor than other berries. Zones 5-7
'Northblue' blueberry
'Northblue' blueberry
grows just 1-2 feet tall and is self-pollinating, so you only need one plant to get fruit. The sweet fruit is dark blue and large. Zones 4-8
'Northcountry' blueberry
'Northcountry' blueberry
produces large, sweet fruit with a mild flavor. A mature 1- to 2-foot-tall plant produces 2-3 pounds of fruit. Zones 4-8
'Northsky' blueberry
'Northsky' blueberry
yields a large crop of sweet, sky blue blueberries. The 1- to 2-foot-tall shrub has yellow-orange fall color. Zones 3-7
'Patriot' blueberry
'Patriot' blueberry
grows 4 feet tall and produces large, sweet, dark blue fruit. Use this medium-size cultivar in the landscape and enjoy showy spring flowers and bright orange fall foliage. Zones 3-7
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