Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' Dwarf Blueberry

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A June-bearing, southern highbush variety suitable for a container

Call it the "ultimate edible ornamental." With a dense, rounded, compact habit—only 3- to 4-feet high and wide—of beautiful, glossy silvery-green leaves, Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' Dwarf Blueberry seems just about perfect, especially for blueberry lovers. In spring, enjoy a proliferation of pink flowers followed by sumptuous blueberries in early to midsummer (June). But the joy continues after the berries are gone as the leaves turn a gorgeous shade of purple red in fall.

Each petite plant of Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' Dwarf Blueberry 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.

Self-pollinating (so you need only grow one plant) and more tolerant than most of soil with a high pH, Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' Dwarf Blueberry is exceptionally easy 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-draining soil rich in organic matter.


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Genus Vaccinium
Species hybrid
Variety 'Sunshine Blue'
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Early Summer
Fruit Color Blue
Habit Dwarf
Plant Height 3 ft - 4 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Additional Characteristics Bird Lovers, Berries, Edible
Bloom Color Light Pink
Foliage Color Dark Green, Medium Green
Harvest Season Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Containers
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
California, Canada, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Michigan, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Washington, Idaho

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

July 01, 2013

Love this blueberry

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Very prolific. The medium-sized fruits taste like a blueberry should; reminiscent of a wild blueberry. Bush is neat and compact, very attractive year-round.

from AL
August 06, 2012

All around favorite

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

My seven "sunshine blues" have been flourishing under a pine tree in my front yard for 7 or 8 years, with no additional care or fertilizer, under high, bright shade. The pink flowers are very pretty in spring in spring, the berries and foliage are beautiful in summer, and the little leaves turn bright red in the fall. The bushes have kept an attractive, regular shape, and bear an abundance of berries for us for 4-5 weeks in the summer. Over the years they have been admired and inquired after by anyone with the slightest experience in gardening. Even professional landscapers have noticed how unusual this variety is. I've recommended this specific blueberry bush to many many people, and have heard similar good reviews. I have a variety of native and non-native fruiting and flowering plants in my yard - this has been a great one.

Ann Litrel from GA
November 05, 2011

Awesome plant!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

bought 3 of these about 4 yrs ago. Planted them right beside my house. They are a very nice looking bush year round in south carolina (have pruned very little). Pretty much I just planted them and let them be, no special attention has been given them as far as watering or disease or bug prevention and only the once a yr fertilizer toss. Tons of berries. My mom had bought a few bushes from the local farm fresh market that were supposed to grow well in this area and they did so poorly that she is now purchasing theses, because she has seen how well they have grown, how good they look ornamentally and how much they produce. One of the best plant purchases I have ever made.

ld from SC

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