Bright red canes and glowing red fall foliage!

Earliblue Blueberry

3 1/2-inch Pot
Item # 28584
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corymbosum 'Earliblue'

This Northern Highbush is beautiful and dependable.
Get blueberry season started even sooner this year with Earliblue, the first to ripen! These big, light blue, mildly flavored sweet berries begin in late June in many climates and keep going over a good season.

The berries arise on bright red canes that keep this plant ornamental year-round. In spring, ½-inch white flowers, occasionally tinged with pink, attract butterflies by the dozen. The berries are next, also ½-inch across but packed with mild sweet flavor and very resistant to cracking. Earllblue always delivers big yields, and you'll come to rely on its dependable performance!

Earliblue reaches 4 to 6 feet high and 2 to 3 feet wide, with an upright, well-branched habit and heavy fruiting. In autumn, the dark green leaves sport handsome shades of deep red to burgundy, adding another season to this plant's glory! Content in full sun to part shade and acidic soil (culture it as you would an Azalea), Earliblue is great in the border, as a hedge, or in mass plantings. Enjoy this early, ultra-reliable, cold-hardy Northern Highbush for many years to come! Zones 5-7. Cannot ship to CA, MI, OR, WA.

Genus Vaccinium
Species corymbosum
Variety 'Earliblue'
Item Form 3 1/2-inch Pot
Zone 5 - 7
Bloom Season Mid Spring
Fruit Color Blue
Habit Upright
Plant Height 4 ft - 6 ft
Plant Width 24 in - 3 ft
Bloom Size .5 in
Additional Characteristics Free Bloomer, Berries, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Edible
Bloom Color Light Pink, White
Foliage Color Dark Green, Red
Harvest Season Early Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cuisine, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, California, Hawaii, Michigan, Oregon, Guam, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Washington

Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:

1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.