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Now that summer is here, we have limited our stock for online purchase. Find Monrovia plants at your local garden center. Pre-order for 2023 will be available later this year.

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Frostberry Delight® Rabbiteye Blueberry

Vaccinium ashei ‘T-460’ PP #28,624

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.
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Keep soil moist, but not soggy.


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Botanical Pronunciationvak-SIN-ee-um ASH-ee-eye
Is Direct To ConsumerNo
Average Size at MaturityReaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly spring flowers, early summer fruit.
Design IdeasBlueberries 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic, Sustainable
Growth HabitCompact, Rounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Compact Form, Multi-Season Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Dogwood (Cornus); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Wintergreen (Gaultheria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Columbine (Aquilegia)

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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