V. corymbosum ‘Blueray’ – Highbush blueberry – Swamp blueberry –This upright, dense, many branched, deciduous shrub with arching shoots from Eastern North America, grows 5-6’ feet tall and wide. It produces lance shaped, smooth or toothed edged, mid green leaves 1-3 ½” long turning scarlet in autumn. In late spring and early summer, it bears pendent, terminal racemes, to 2” long of cylindrical, white sometimes red tinted flowers, ½” long, they are followed by edible, sweet, spherical, white bloomed, blue-black berries, to ½” across. Prefers boggy soil.
Grow in acidic, peaty or sandy, moist but well drained soil in full sun or partial shade, some prefer boggy ground. Protect from the hottest summer sun.