Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop' (late-season)
Bluecrop Blueberry, Bluecrop Highbush Blueberry, Late-season Blueberry
- Main interest:
- late-season fruiting variety, high yield, fall colour
- full sun to partial shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil; well drained
- Flower colour:
- creamy white
- Flowering period:
- April to May
- 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 'Bluecrop' is multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub with an upright, spreading habit. Vaccinium corymbosum is native to eastern North America, where it typically grows in moist woods, bogs, swamps and low areas. It attracts birds to the garden.
'Bluecrop' is a late-season variety of highbush blueberry known for its high yield. It produces an abundance of light blue blueberries (to 1/2" diameter), which ripen in midsummer (mid to late July). Dark green foliage turns attractive shades of red in fall, and reddish stems add interest to the winter garden.
Although blueberries are self-fertile, cross-pollination produces the best fruit crop (larger berries and larger yields). Therefore, it is best to plant more than one variety that will bloom at the same time. This late-season blueberry requires acidic soil.
Synonym(s): Vaccinium corymbosum 'Blue Crop'
Also known as: American Blueberry, Swamp Blueberry