(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