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  • Canadian Grown
  • Value Packs
  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE

Vaccinium corymbosum 'Duke' (early-season)

Duke Blueberry, Duke Highbush Blueberry, Early-season Blueberry

Main interest:
early-season fruiting variety, firm fruit, fall colour
full sun
Soil humidity:
moist soil; well drained
Flower colour:
Flowering period:
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 7 ft (2.1 m) width: 7 ft (2.1 m)
fruit production, hedge, planters, woodland gardens

Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Duke’ is a bushy, upright deciduous shrub. It flowers late, but fruits early. Great for avoiding late spring frosts. Waxy, bell-shaped, pinkish-white flowers appear in May. Flowers are followed by medium to large, light blue blueberries, which ripen in early season (early to mid June). Produces abundant, large, light blue firm berries in summer with a delicious, sweet-tangy flavor. Fall foliage is quite attractive oranges and yellows. Flower nectar and fruit attract birds and butterflies. This early-season blueberry makes a wonderful hedge, and habitat for birds.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.


Ships NB, PE, NS, Ontario & Quebec (limited to Southern area; see map for more details)

Also known as: American Blueberry, Swamp Blueberry

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