Vaccinium ovalifolium

Oval-leaf Blueberry

  • Vaccinium ovalifolium

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: warm statify for 2 weeks, cold stratify for 2 weeks
Germination: surface sow and keep moist

Other: The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks. 

Discover Vaccinium ovalifolium, commonly known as the Oval-leaf Blueberry, a versatile plant known for its spreadable shrubs that can grow up to 5 feet tall. Belonging to the heath family, it flourishes in northerly regions, adding a splash of color with its delicate pink, urn-shaped flowers. The dark blue, often black berries are not only visually striking, but also delicious and versatile in culinary applications, gracing your table in the form of jams, jellies, and even the exotic blueberry liqueur.
The Oval-leaf Blueberry doesn't stop impressing there. The deep flavors and nutrients packed within the berries and leaves can be steeped into a fragrant herbal tea, a perfect blend of health and hedonism. Beyond the kitchen, the plant's rich tannin content makes it a useful resource for creating dyes, showing off its practical side.
Nature too, appreciates the gift of the Vaccinium ovalifolium. In winter, it serves as a vital food source for grazing wildlife including bears, deer, goats, and elk. During the summer, its nectar satiates thirsty hummingbirds.
Adding this plant to your arctic or subarctic garden introduces character and function. It thrives in moist, acidic soil, from sea-level to the timberline, and is especially striking when paired with Red Huckleberry plants. The interplay of their similar architectural structures, yet contrasting berry colors, blue versus red, brings captivating visual harmony to your landscape. Experience the charm, versatility, and bountiful benefits of embracing the Oval-leaf Blueberry.

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