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Vaccinium crassifolium

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in the wild l-2m in diameter. Leaves elliptic to oval or rounded, 5-15mm long, glandular serrulate.

leathery, revolute, deep green above, lighter beneath. Flowers in short terminal or axillary racemes, broadly urn-shaped, about 4mm long, pink or white with pink stripes, early summer. Fruits globose, 4mm wide, black and lustrous, sweet but bland. South-eastern U.S.A. in the sandy or peaty pine forest or barrens of South Carolina to Virginia. Needs a sheltered site. V.c. 'Bloodstone' is a selected clone used for ground cover, while 'Well's Delight' has a looser, voider growth habit.