Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Sunshine Blue')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Very strongly acid (4.5 – 5.0)
Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Semi-evergreen
Deciduous
Other: New leaves are sky blue and age to blue-gray. In fall, leaves are red.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Ripens midseason
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: hot pink to white
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Suitable for forage
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2006 Great Plant Picks award winner

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Comments:
Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Nov 2, 2012 11:20 PM

Considered one of the best low-chill blueberries for Southern regions, recommended chill: 150 hours.

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