Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' Dwarf Blueberry

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

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

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.

Product Details

Genus Vaccinium
Species hybrid
Variety 'Sunshine Blue'
Product Classification 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
Characteristics Berries, Bird Lovers, Edible
Uses Beds, Containers, Cuisine
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Customer Reviews

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.
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.
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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