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Foliage/fruit (unripe)


Rabbit-eye Blueberry, Medium-cluster Blueberry
Vaccinium virgatum


Rabbit-eye blueberry occurs near streams, open forests and in marshy areas in East Texas, Florida and Arkansas. It has dark green leaves and the typical delicate appearing white to pink cup shaped flowers and blue-black inedible fruit. Large colonies of rabbit-eye blueberry can form dense clumps up to 3 ft. in diameter, so it would be useful for erosion control in shaded damp areas. Blueberries require acid soil.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub

Exposure: partial sun

Flower Color: white, tinged pink to deep pink

Blooming Period:

Fruit Characteristics: shiny blue - black drupe

Height: 3 feet

Width: 3 feet, thicket-forming

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: acid

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

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