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Highbush blueberries belong to the Heath family

Blueberries are one example of an ericaceous shrub

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Ericaceous trees and shrubs are those that belong to the plant family Ericaceae. A key characteristic of these shrubs is the fact that they need acidic soil.

Examples of ericaceous trees and shrubs include:

  • Azaleas
  • Bearberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Heather & heaths
  • Pieris
  • Rhododendrons
  • Strawberry tree
  • Whortleberry

The word ericaceous is also sometimes used to describe any plant that likes acid soil, regardless of family.

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