The Alaskan Blueberry is a deciduous shrub that can reach 6' tall depending on the quality of soil and weather extremes. It has leaves with smooth margins and a whitish underside. It's flowers are pink to pink-bronze and emerge either with or after the leaves. It's fruit is a shiny bluish-black berry that ranges in size from pea-sized to what you'd find in a supermarket. The Blueberry is common in forest understory, or in forest openings from sea level up into high alpine valleys and is an important food source for everything from small birds to bears.