Great for the South, and hardy as far north as Chicago!

Sunshine Blue Dwarf Blueberry

3 1/2-inch Pot
Item # 48092
$14.95

Dwarf Plants, Pink Flowers, and Delicious Fruit!

Self-pollinating, it's so easy to grow, and the foliage is semi-evergreen!
This blueberry has so many excellent qualities that it's almost a new kind of plant -- the ultimate edible ornamental! It has a dense, rounded, semi-dwarf form only 3 to 4 feet high and wide, making it a great choice for containers. The glossy silvery-green leaves are semi-evergreen, so you can plant it anywhere for year-round color! In spring, masses of pink flowers (instead of the white typical of blueberries!) grace the lovely branches, followed by berries ... LOTS of berries!

Each petite plant bears anywhere from 5 to 10 pounds of the most delicious, dime-sized, dark blue berries you will ever taste! The flavor is sweet and juicy, totally unlike the berries you buy long after harvest at the grocery store. Wait until you discover the joy of fresh blueberries, straight from the patio!

And just when you think this delightful shrub can't get any better, its gorgeous purple-red fall color appears! Self-pollinating (so you need only grow one plant) and more tolerant than most of high pH, Sunshine Blue is an exceptionally easy berry to grow. It's a southern highbush type with a low chill requirement -- only 150 hours! -- which means it's great for the south. However, it's very hardy as far north as Chicago, too!

Best in full sun and slightly acidic, well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Zones 5-9. Cannot ship to CA, MI, OR, WA.

Genus 2
Vaccinium
Species
corymbosum
Variety
'Sunshine Blue'
Item Form
3 1/2-inch Pot
Zone
5 - 9
Bloom Start To End
Mid Summer
Habit
Dwarf
Plant Height
3 ft - 4 ft
Plant Width
3 ft - 4 ft
Restrictions
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, California, Hawaii, Michigan, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Washington, Guam, 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.