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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Vaccinium pallidum [=Vaccinium vacillans]

Hillside Blueberry, Dryland Blueberry, Late Lowbush Blueberry, Blue Ridge Blueberry

Scientific Name:

Vaccinium pallidum [=Vaccinium vacillans]

Genus:

Vaccinium

Species Epithet:

pallidum

Common Name:

Hillside Blueberry, Dryland Blueberry, Late Lowbush Blueberry, Blue Ridge Blueberry

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink, Green

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

March, April

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Forested slopes, usually rather xeric. Abundant in the NC mountains and Piedmont; locally common in the northern and western Coastal Plain, but scarce over most of the southeastern half of the province. This is almost certainly the most numerous Vaccinium in NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Grows in large colonies, rhizomatous.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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