Highbush and Lowbush Blueberry - Vaccinium corymbosum, angustifolium

Native to USA

Highbush Blueberry is a deciduous shrub ranging from to 6 to 12 feet tall, with a 6 to 12-foot spread. Lowbush Blueberry (also a deciduous shrub) is considerably smaller, ranging from 6 inches to 2 feet tall, with a 2-foot spread. Both species bloom flowers in May (good for insect attraction) and the signature blueberry in mid to late summer. Blueberries are consumed by many birds and are especially a favorite of the Cedar Waxwing. Some breeding birds may use a blueberry shrub for nesting purposes.

Birds Most Commonly Associated with Wild Blueberry

American Robin     Baltimore Oriole     Cedar Waxwing     Eastern Bluebird     Eastern Towhee     Gray Catbird    Insectivorous Birds     Northern Flicker                Scarlet Tanager     Veery