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True to its name, the blueberry's fruit exhibits a progressively deeper hue of purplish blue as it ripens. The blueberry plant originated in North America and preferred an acidic soil and bright sunshine. Keep the bushes moist in well-drained soil. The plant's thick, deep green leaves have a glossy look. Depending on whether the plant is a low bush or a high bush variety, it will vary in height from a foot high to up to six feet in height. Blueberry bushes make ideal hedges at the border of a property or respond happily to container gardening. In the autumn, the foliage changes to a bright red hue, and in winter its branches are bare but attractive.
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Blackberry - Rubus fruticosus
Blackberries favor mild summer temperatures and warmer winters, doing well in even poor soils. Their enthusiastic growth rate has them producing a crop in a year, making them an excellent first plant for new gardeners. They prefer full sun and a soil that drains well and is moist. Blackberries spread enthusiastically throughout the garden, so growers may prefer to prune or contain them to a certain area. Their crop will be ripe in late summer and early autumn. Some varieties are thornless, and they can trail along the ground or grow up to three or four feet in height.