Blueberry Botany




Vaccinium, section Cyanococcus; the genus includes about 400 species

Commercially grown:

  • Highbush blueberry (V. corymbosum L.), distributed from Michigan east to Nova Scotia.
  • Southern highbush blueberry (V. corymbosum interspecific hybrid), adapted to regions with warm winters such

Stem Blight of Blueberry


Stem blight of blueberries
Early symptoms of stem blight on blueberries are yellowing, reddening
or drying of leaves on one or more
branches. Photo courtesy of NCSU
Cooperative Extension Service.

Blueberry stem blight caused by the fungus Botryosphaeria dothidea and other Botryosphaeria species is …