avoid invasive plants Burning Bush Alternative: Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)
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Burning Bush Alternative: Blueberry

(Vaccinium corymbosum), shown, and (V. ashei)

Why it's a standout: The native blueberry is best known for its sweet fruit, but the beauty of this shrub is too often overlooked. Both species come in a variety of sizes and promise bright fall foliage and bell-shaped spring flowers.
What it needs: Full sun to partial shade; well-drained, acidic soil
Zones: 3 to 9
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