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

Armillaria Root Rot of Blueberry


Armillaria Root Rot
A plant infected with Armillaria Root Rot.
Photo courtesy of NCSU Cooperative Extension Service.

Armillaria root rot (Armillaria mellea, A. ostoyae) is a rare disease of blueberries in the United States, but it can cause serious damage where …