Sunshine Blue Blueberry

$49.98
Item #2030.
Availability: In stock

Semi-dwarf variety may be the easiest blueberry to grow. Needs less cold weather to produce fruit, so it’s ideal for Southern gardens, cold hardy enough in the North.


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USDA ZONES: 5-10 Outdoors, 4-11 Patio
 
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Is This Plant Self Pollinating?

Sunshine Blue Blueberry is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Vaccinium corymbosum

Sunshine Blue is perfect for the home garden, as it's a semi-dwarf variety that takes little space, and can even be grown in containers. The fruit is medium to large and delicious, and the flowers are bright pink. This is a low-chill variety for warm climates.
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Blue
Ripens:
July - August
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun/Partial Shade
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 4.5
Tree Size:

3' height with 3' spread

Years to Bear:
1
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
N/A
Primary USDA Zone Range:
5 - 10
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
4 - 11
Chill Hours:
150 - 250
Size & Spacing

3' height with 3' spread

Plant in rows 5' apart

Planting & Care

Blueberries need well-drained, rich, acid soil. Plant with an acid-type compost such as one formulated for Azaleas/ Camellias/Rhododendrons mixed with your native soil. Amend with an acid fertilizer, sulfur or aluminum sulfate according to label instructions. Never use animal manures with acid plants. Blueberries need full sun, but afternoon shade in very hot (over 100°) climates. Keep the soil moist but not water-logged during the growing season. Mulch around plants to protect shallow roots from drying out. Low chill, Southern Highbush varieties are particularly suited for heat tolerance and soil adaptability. Plant at least two varieties that bloom at the same time for cross pollination and better yield.

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