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Vaccinium angustifolium Burgundy

Burgundy Lowbush Blueberry

  • »  Great fall foliage
  • »  Native
  • »  Small, deep blue, tasty fruit in July
  • »  Attracts landscape critters
  • »  Great for mass planting
  • »  Deep green foliage in the summer
  • »  Red stems provide winter interest

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Selected at the University of Maine for its amazing red fall foliage color, this native plant goes beyond fruiting…it's an outstanding landscape plant that just happens to produce an amazing amount of small, deep blue, tasty fruit in July. Beyond being a gastronomic delight for humans and for landscape critters of many sizes and species, 'Burgundy' is a great plant for massing in sunny, well drained, sandy locations that allow it become an unbroken swath of beauty with deep green foliage in the summer followed by a red foliage display in fall that will make you think the ground is ablaze! Even in winter its burning red stems provide a blazing contrast to the snow!

Attributes
Edible
Fall Color
Native
Foliage Color
Green
Red
Maintenance and Care
Mass Planting
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Upright
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Vaccinium angustifolium 'Burgundy'

Thrives in full sun. Feed yearly with an organic fertilizer. Prune in late winter to remove old branches and thin to provide rejuvenation and good airflow for fruiting.