Cyanococcus Elliottii

Cyanococcus Elliottii Plant Information


Cyanococcus Elliottii grows in the following 11 states:

Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

Vaccinium elliottii (Elliott's blueberry) is a species of Vaccinium in the blueberry group (Vaccinium sect. Cyanococcus). It is native to the southeastern and south-central United States, from southeastern Virginia south to Florida, and west to Arkansas and Texas.

Vaccinium elliottii is a deciduous shrub 2-4m (6.6-13.1ft) tall, with small, simple ovoid-acute leaves 15-30mm (0.59-1.18in) long with a finely serrated margin. The flowers are pale pink, bell-shaped, 6-8mm long, opening in the early spring before the new leaves appear.
The fruit is an edible berry 5-8mm diameter. There are two variants one having tart shiny blue black berries and the other sweeter type having a whitish waxy bloom over the otherwise blue black berries; they ripen from late spring (in Florida) through summer (in Arkansas and Virginia).
Vaccinium elliottii produces a particularly large yield of somewhat sour berries. It is popular for late-season fruit.

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