Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

Lowbush Blueberry


What is Lowbush Blueberry

You’re probably familiar with the berries you get from this blueberry bush’s larger cousin, the Highbush Blueberry. But if you haven’t tried the Lowbush Blueberry, you’re missing out!

These smaller berries are sweet, with a more intense blueberry flavor. They’ll make the perfect addition to pancakes, smoothies, pies and more – and they’re excellent for snacking fresh off the bush, too!

Often found in the wild in northern climates like Maine and New Brunswick, the Lowbush Blueberry is perfect for at-home growing in zones 3-7! They’re extremely cold-hardy and prefer acidic, well-drained soil.

  • Produces deliciously sweet blueberries
  • Low-lying and compact, ideal as a space-filler or groundcover in garden beds
  • Prefers acidic, well-draining soil
  • Hardy and disease resistant

Your Lowbush Blueberry delivers the promise of delicious, home-grown fruit, right from your backyard. That’s because we’ve grown and nurtured your Blueberry bush from day one, long before it ships to your door. That means you get a healthier root system and a Lowbush Blueberry that’s ready to fruit, faster.

You won’t find plants this healthy at your local garden center or big box store.Don’t wait – get your Lowbush Blueberry today!

Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) Vaccinium angustifolium

How to Grow and Care for Lowbush Blueberry

Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 3-7 outdoors
Harvest time August - September


When selecting a site to plant your Lowbush Blueberry, make sure the site has full sun and drains well. Blueberry plants require acidic, well-draining soil. When planted in soils with a pH higher than 5, blueberry plants do not absorb nutrients adequately and become more susceptible to disease. Blueberry plants can contract moisture-related diseases when exposed to humid conditions or standing water.

Planting instructions

Dig a hole about twice the size of the root ball of your Lowbush Blueberry, and as deep as the container it comes in. Amend the soil with peat moss or sawdust. Place the Blueberry bush in the hole. Cover the roots with soil-peat moss mix.


Your Lowbush Blueberries will need to be watered regularly during the growing season. The soil surrounding your plant should be moist but never saturated. Light green leaves can be a sign of overwatering, while drooping leaves can be a sign of over- or under-watering.


Fertilize the Blueberry bush twice a year, once in the spring and once after harvest, using a fertilizer for acid-loving plants.


Prune your Lowbush Blueberry every other year to promote greater berry production, and remove any less productive or damaged branches.

Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) Details

Common name Lowbush Blueberry
Botanical name Vaccinium angustifolium
Plant type Fruit Trees, Bushes
Hardiness zone 3-7 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time August - September
Height 6-24 in.
Width 1-2 ft.