V. corymbosum, Highbush Blueberry

Twigs:

Bright green to blue-glaucous; circumferentially shaggy-white to pubescent (puberulent) in two lines with whitish incurved hairs, or even glabrous. Verrucose.

Leafbuds:

Flesh-colored to red, 2-3 mm with a rather stout talon-arista.

Leaves:

Membranaceous to subcoriaceous; medium to pale green to blue-glaucous-upper. Pale green to glaucous- lower. Widest above the middle. Margin entire, subserrate or sharply serrate.

Corolla:

Various; shorter in the South, 5-10 mm (Brown & Brown 8-11 mm). Cylindric, broadly urceolate, subcampanulate or subglobose. May.

Berries:

Glaucous blue to ink-blue; very sweet to mediocre (August).

Height:

1-4 meters. Bark: red-brown to gray, often shredding.

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