Highbush blueberry 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. ‘Patriot’ is a highbush blueberry cultivar which typically grows 4-6’ tall. Waxy, bell-shaped, white flowers appear in May. Flowers are followed by medium blue blueberries which ripen in mid-season (late June). Berries soften in hot weather conditions. Ovate, dark green leaves (to 3.5” long) turn attractive shades of red and purple in fall.