highbush blueberry Ericaceae Vaccinium corymbosum
Leaf:Alternate, simple, deciduous, elliptical, 1 to 2 1/2 inches long, entire or serrated margins, green above, green or sometimes pubescent and paler below.
Flower:Small, white, bell-shaped, in clusters (corymbs), appearing in spring with the leaves.
Fruit:Small (1/3 inch), dark blue berry ripens in mid to late summer. Fruits are sweet and edible.
Twig:Slender, zigzag, green and red; vegetative buds are small, red and pointed; flower buds are considerably larger and round.
Bark:Gray-brown to reddish brown, very shreddy.
Form:An upright shrub typically with several main stems and an open crown reaching up to 10 feet tall.