Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' Dwarf Blueberry

Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' Dwarf Blueberry

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A June-Bearing, Southern Highbush Variety | Suitable for a Container
SKU v1070
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Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 9

Mature Height

4 Feet

Mature Width

4 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' Dwarf Blueberry

Popular for many years now, Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' Dwarf Blueberry has simply never been bettered as an ornamental edible. This southern highbush blueberry has a new look for every season, and the mass of sweet berries it produces in early to midsummer (June) is only the start of the story.

Spring begins with unusual pink blooms (most blueberry shrubs offer white) and glossy foliage on dense, rounded plants, just 3 to 4 feet high and wide. Perfect for containers, Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' Dwarf Blueberry is well-branched and full. When summer arrives, so do the berries—5 to 10 pounds from a single mature plant. And fall brings beautiful foliage changes, as red and purple mark the bright green of these semi-evergreen leaves.

Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' Dwarf Blueberry is self-pollinating (no second blueberry shrub is necessary) and very adaptable to a wide range of conditions, from the frigid winters of Chicago to the sweltering summers of Atlanta. It has a low chill requirement, making it a great choice for the South and West, but it is also very hardy in cold weather. Give it fresh potting soil each spring if growing in containers, keep it watered and fed, and Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' Dwarf Blueberry will reward you for many seasons to come.

Product Details

Genus Vaccinium
Species hybrid
Variety 'Sunshine Blue'
Category Fruit, Plants
Habit Dwarf
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Foliage Color Dark Green, Medium Green
Harvest Season Mid Summer
Special Features Berries, Bird Lovers, Edible
Uses Beds, Containers, Cuisine
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Discount Exempt No

Customer Reviews

Rating
Love this blueberry
Review by Anonymous
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.
Rating
All around favorite
Review by Ann Litrel
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.
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Awesome plant!
Review by ld
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.

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