Vaccinium crassifolium Andrews

Creeping Blueberry

Family: Ericaceae

Genus: Vaccinium

Category: Groundcover

Zones: 7 to 9

Size: To 4" tall, 36" spread

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Creeping evergreen groundcover. Shiny green leaves, horizontal branching. Red flowers, small, in clusters in spring. Prefers well-drained, sandy soil.

Whortle-berry with oval leaves sawed at the edges, stiff, and thickish; flowers grow nearly in umbels, at the end of the branches; cups pressed to the blossom; blossoms bell-shaped; ten chives. (Bot. Repos.)


Published in Bot. Repos. 2: 105 in 1800. Introduced from the Carolinas, about the year 1794, by Mr. J. Fraser, nurseryman.

Basionym of Herpothamnus crassifolius (Andrews) Small.

Native to Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.


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