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Botanical Name: Vaccinium Corymbosum 'Elliott'

Common Name: Elliott Blueberry

Cultivar: Elliott

Plant Type: Shrub

A tasty garden shrub featuring good yields of large, tasty blue fruit in mid summer and pretty bell-shaped flowers, upright and spreading, blueberries need highly acidic soil, perfect drainage and mulch, plant with peat moss

Plant Categories: Shrub, Fruit & Berry Shrub, Edible, Fruit, Nut & Berry Shrub, Deciduous Shrub

Landscape Application: Orchard

Water Requirements
Average To Moist

Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun To Partial Shade

Plant Height
6 Feet

Plant Width/Spread
5 Feet


Attracts Birds

Native Plant

Has Edible Parts


Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone4a
Soil PreferenceSandy
Soil pHAcidic
Recommended Pruning MethodBest If Not Pruned
Pollinator RequirementCultivar

Size & Shape

Growth RateMedium
Plant FormUpright Spreading

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryBlueberry


Foliage TypeDeciduous
Foliage ShapeOval


Flower ColorWhite
Flower PeriodIn Mid Spring


Edible ComponentBerries
Edible UseRaw, Cooking, Baking, Preserves
Edible Harvest PeriodFrom Late Summer To Early Fall

Edible Qualities

Elliott Blueberry is a medium-sized shrub that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces clusters of blue round berries which are usually ready for picking from late summer to early fall. The berries have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.

The berries are most often used in the following ways:

Fresh Eating, Cooking, Baking, Preserves

Features & Attributes

Elliott Blueberry features dainty clusters of white bell-shaped flowers with shell pink overtones hanging below the branches in mid spring. It has green deciduous foliage. The glossy oval leaves turn yellow in fall. It features an abundance of magnificent blue berries from late summer to early fall. The smooth brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

This is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Aside from its primary use as an edible, Elliott Blueberry is sutiable for the following landscape applications,

Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Planting & Growing

Elliott Blueberry will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

This shrub is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have sandy, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the foliage in alkaline soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.