Vaccinium angustifolium

Common name: Early Low Blueberry

Native plant

Don’t let the small size and wispy branches fool you, this plant is one tough shrub. The sites we find this on in the wild range from rock cliffs to sand dunes to well-drained woods with light soils, giving it a wide but limited range throughout Illinois. The blueberries that are produced are a bit small, but there are lots of them.  They start appearing in June. Birds are attracted to the berries plus many small bees and other insects are attracted to the flowers and leaves making this plant a tiny habitat. It can even take a good burning, but if you do burn it, it will sucker and may double in width.


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $19.50
11 to 24 units $17
25 or more units $14.50

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Bloom period



Requires Protected Site

Growth form


General information

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
4 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color
Red Purple

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot Edible fruit

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