Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) is native to eastern North America where it grows in moist woods, bogs, swamps and low areas. It is an upright, deciduous shrub that typically grows 5-8’ tall. ‘Duke’ is a highbush cultivar that typically grows 5-7’ tall. It flowers late but fruits early, often producing an abundant crop of blueberries. Waxy, bell-shaped, white flowers appear in May. Flowers are followed by medium to large, light blue blueberries which ripen in early season (early to mid June). Berries have a mildly sweet flavor. Ovate, dark green leaves (to 3.5” long) turn attractive shades of yellow and orange in fall.