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ONeal Blueberry Shrub
Two Seasons of Berries Every Year!

O'Neal Blueberry Shrub

3 1/2-inch Pot
Item # 28580
was $12.95
sale $11.66

Great for temperate and warmer climates.

The best-flavored Southern Highbush blueberry.
O'Neal is considered the best-flavored southern highbush variety, and for good reason. These scrumptious mid-sized berries combine sugar content and juiciness in perfect balance, and are so productive that you often get 2 smaller harvests instead of one long one!

Very easy to grow, this shrub reaches 6 feet high and 5 to 6 feet wide within a single season, studded with small blooms in spring and berries in summer. They ripen quickly and set another crop often before you've finished picking the first!

Homegrown blueberries are an indescribably rich, delicious treat, and not at all difficult to grow. The shrub is semi-upright, so you can train it against a fence or other support to encourage best flowering and fruiting, or let it ramble a bit for a more wild, natural look. Plant it with any other blueberry variety (such as Tophat) for cross-pollination. Zones 5-9. Cannot ship to CA, OR, WA, or MI.

Genus Vaccinium
Variety 'O'Neal'
Item Form 3 1/2-inch Pot
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Season Mid Spring
Habit Dense
Plant Height 6 ft
Plant Width 5 ft - 6 ft
Additional Characteristics Berries, Edible, Fast Growing
Bloom Color White
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border
Restrictions Guam, Canada, California, Hawaii, Michigan, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Washington, Virgin Islands

How many years before fruiting plants bear their first crop?

For fruiting plants such as blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, fig, honeyberry, cranberry, and grape, it takes 2 years to bear the first crop. That does not mean you may not get some fruit before then. Depending on the size and maturity of the plant shipped, you may get at least a few pieces of fruit or a small quantity produced the first year. But, by the second year, you should have your first real crop of fruit to enjoy and fruit production will increase every year thereafter.