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Vaccinium corymbosum 'Chandler'

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Chandler Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Chandler') at Meadows Farms Nurseries

Chandler Blueberry fruit

Chandler Blueberry fruit

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Chandler Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Chandler') at Meadows Farms Nurseries

Chandler Blueberry fruit

Chandler Blueberry fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Chandler Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Chandler') at Meadows Farms Nurseries

Chandler Blueberry flowers

Chandler Blueberry flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Group/Class:  Highbush Blueberry


A prolific fruit set of large, super sweet berries and attractive foliage; bushy and compact with a lovely red fall color; blueberries need highly acidic soil, perfect drainage and mulch; plant with peat moss; less hardy than most cultivars

Edible Qualities

Chandler Blueberry is a medium-sized shrub that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces large clusters of blue round berries which are usually ready for picking from mid to late summer. 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

Chandler Blueberry features dainty clusters of white bell-shaped flowers hanging below the branches in mid spring. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. It features an abundance of magnificent blue berries from mid to late summer. The smooth tan 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, Chandler Blueberry is sutiable for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Planting & Growing

Chandler Blueberry will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 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 leaves 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Garden  Orchard 
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Bark  Attracts Wildlife 
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