Vaccinium Cabernet Splash™ Blueberry

Fruit ripens early to mid-July
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Features to Note


4 - 8

Mature Height

4 Feet

Mature Width

4 Feet

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
4 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


This highbush blueberry cultivar is valued not only for fruit production but also for ornamental purposes. Vaccinium Cabernet Splash™ is an upright shrub that grows up to 4 feet tall and 4 feet wide. A mid-season variety, Cabernet Splash Blueberry blooms in small, bell-shaped white flowers in mid-spring followed by abundant clusters of sweet, juicy, medium-sized blueberries that ripen early to mid-July. The bush attracts birds and butterflies and makes a good companion for azaleas and rhododendrons.

The deep, dark cabernet spring foliage on this deciduous shrub turns attractive shades of mottled cabernet and green as it matures. Cabernet Splash Blueberry is cold hardy and low maintenance, but the shallow, fibrous roots need constant moisture and good drainage. Full sun, acid soil, and consistent fertilizer will produce the best fruiting and color.

Blueberries are self-pollinating but planting two or more varieties with similar bloom times encourages cross-pollination, producing larger yields of larger berries. Planting early, mid-season, and late-fruiting varieties extends the blueberry season from early June to the end of the summer.

Uses: Beds, Borders, Hedges, Screens, Fruit, Native Gardens, Open Woodlands


Genus: Vaccinium
Species: corymbosum
Variety: 'VacBri1'
Item Form: 1-Quart
Category: Fruit
Clematis Pruning Groups: Group 3
Bloom Season Start: Mid Spring
Bloom Season End: Mid Spring
Bloom Color: White
Habit: Upright
USDA Zone Low: 4
USDA Zone High: 8
Uses: Beds, Cuisine, Foliage Interest
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions: CA, GA, GU, HI, ID, MI, OR, PR, VI, WA
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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