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Dwarf Plants, Pink Flowers, Delicious Fruit -- THE PERFECT BLUEBERRY!
48092.jpgSunshine Blue Dwarf Blueberry

Sunshine Blue Dwarf Blueberry

3 1/2-inch Pot
Item # 48092
Buy 3+ at $12.95 ea

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

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
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer
Habit Dwarf
PlantHeight 3 ft - 4 ft
PlantWidth 3 ft - 4 ft
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 3 Reviews Write a Review
Arrived in excellent condition
Stacey H. from MO wrote (March 28, 2014):
I was amazed at what good shape this little blueberry was in after shipping -- plant looks very healthy, and it was meticulously packed for its journey via USPS. THANK YOU for such care in your plant rearing and transit.
Blueberry Superhero
John R. from NC wrote (March 15, 2014):
We planted just one at our last house and within a couple of years it was 3x3 and outperforming all of the other blueberries bushes we had planted. Delicious fruit, abundant producer. Dig deep and provide a well mulched bed and watch this little guy take off. Buying three for our new home!
What a great plant!
Joan from AL wrote (November 15, 2011):
This little bush produces so many berries for its size, and they are delicious! Sweet and full of flavor, it tastes to me like a blueberry should, not mealy and bland. I have transplanted some of mine twice with no ill effects. It seems to grow fairy slowly but I haven't really given it a lot of attention and I am growing it directly in the ground. With a little more care or in a pot it might grow faster. I love this blueberry!

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.
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