Vaccinium x 'O'Neal' (Southern Highbush)Item #2173 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
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Often considered to have the best flavor of the Southern Highbush varieties, large dark blue fruit matures very early from summer to early fall. Needs only 400 hours of winter chill to produce. Evergreen foliage in mild winters or turns brilliant red before falling in cold climates.
- DetailPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Rounded, spreading shrub to 5 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy Flowers
- CareCare InformationProvide an acidic, well-drained soil. Water regularly during the growing season to maintain a deep, extensive root system. Before new growth begins, prune off twiggy growth, leaving only main stems to prevent overbearing; feed with an acidic fertilizer.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.