BOLDLY BLUE AND TANGY DELICIOUS BERRIES
- In spring, bell-shaped white and hot pink flowers bloom before turning into firm and tangy, dime-sized berries
- In fall, dark-blue foliage will turn into a fiery red and will stay that color well into winter
- Berries are ready for harvest in mid-late summer
- Traditionally richly sweet flavor you'll never tire of
- Self-pollinating but when planted with others, will yield a larger harvest
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- Hardiness Zone: 5-10
- Mature Height: 3-4' tall
- Mature Width: 3-4' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 3-4' apart
Why plant Sunshine Blue Southern Highbush Blueberry?
Nothing goes better with a day in the sun like the Sunshine Blue Blueberry. This variety of Southern Highbush offers lush attractive year-round foliage, pink to white flowers in the spring, as well as delicious blueberries. The Sunshine Blue Blueberry is actually a dwarf variety making it perfect for small gardens and even grown in containers. Seeing that this plant does grow well in containers, urban areas aren't left in the dust and can bring fruit production to any home. This plant also provides ornamental value in that it produces beautiful pink flowers in spring, glorious blueberries perfect for picking around midsummer from June through July, and foliage that not only brings its lush green views to any landscape but in fall turns a rich Burgundy color.
The Sunshine Blue was first developed by Dr. Arthur Elliott back in 1979. The reason he created this crossbreed was plainly to suit his taste. This breed of blueberry is a cross between the Avaonblue as well as the Sharpblue, resulting in its uniquely exquisite flavor. Fun fact we bet you weren't aware of - all blueberries known today worldwide were actually cultivated by Elizabeth White from New Jersey in early 1911.
How to use Sunshine Blue Southern Highbush Blueberry in the landscape?
The Sunshine Blue Blueberry, compared to other varieties, offers sweet and tangy flavors - making it stand out over the rest. With its dwarf like growth habit, this plant is perfect for both rural or urban landscapes. This blueberry plants well with Magnolia, Hydrangea, and a few others.
Hardiness Zone: 5-10
How To Plant Sunshine Blue Southern Highbush Blueberry
When planting blueberries, the more the merrier we always say! Although one will do, planting even just one more somewhere close by can grant you a wonderful harvest. While being self sufficient, bees and other pollinators will amp up your production of these tasty berries.
How To Water
For best fruit production, this plant does have some interesting watering requirements. When not producing fruits normal watering, so your weekly 'garden walk-through' kind of watering works just fine. When this plant does start its fruit production, the is when things get a little more intricate. Depending on the type of soil you are working with, you want to keep your fruiting plant well watered but not saturated. Over watering of your plant will cause larger fruit yes, but they will lack the taste you are looking for.
How To Fertilize
Established plants should be fertilized every 2-3 years to maintain best foliage and fruit production. Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
Like other Blueberries during the first few years pruning is only required to remove any dead, weak, or diseased branches. Once established, we recommend pruning annually in early spring, while still in dormancy to promote excellent growth and production in the following years.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size Small, Medium, and Large plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 4-7 business days.
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