Frostberry Delight® Rabbiteye Blueberry
Vaccinium ashei 'T-460' PP #28,624
|Description||Perfectly suited for southern climates, this compact, disease-resistant, low-maintenance shrub with attractive blue-grey summer foliage produces delicious, plentiful berries that ripen over an extended period. Striking reddish twigs year-round and beautiful red fall foliage provide multi-season garden interest. Self-fruitful; plant several for a more bountiful harvest. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Showy Fruit, Edible, Multi-Season Interest, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||Blueberries need not be limited to the confines of a kitchen garden or orchard. Makes an attractive accent in shrub borders as well with great seasonal changes. Ideal against fences and foundations of outbuildings. Well suited to areas around the acidic transitional edges of conifer canopy driplines or openings in natural woodlands. Line them up for a delicious and beautiful hedge for easy picking access. Share fruit with birds by adding to habitat gardens.|
|Companion Plants||Magnolia (Magnolia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Dogwood (Cornus); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Wintergreen (Gaultheria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Columbine (Aquilegia)|
|Care||Provide very acidic, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun in very hot, dry climates. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Before new growth begins in spring, prune broken and crossed branches; feed with an acidic fertilizer. Rejuvenate mature plants by removing 3 to 4 of the largest, oldest canes.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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