O'Neal Early Season Blueberry
Vaccinium x 'O'Neal' (Southern Highbush)
|Description||Often considered to have the best flavor of the Southern Highbush varieties, with large dark blue fruit that matures very early and for an extensive season. A self-fertile variety that needs only 400 hours of winter chill to bear fruit. Attractive gray-green foliage remains evergreen in mild winters; turns brilliant red before falling in colder climates.|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Spring flowers, followed by summer fruit.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; rounded, spreading form reaches 5 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Fall Color, Low Chill Requirement, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Edible, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Companion Plants||Magnolia (Magnolia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Flowering Currant (Ribes); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Bayberry (Myrica)|
|Care||Provide rich, acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an root system. In extremely hot, arid summer areas, best with some shelter from harsh, reflected afternoon sun. Before new growth begins, prune off twiggy growth, leaving only main stems to prevent overbearing.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7
Good to grow!
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Lowe's 5075 Kietzke Lane
Reno, Nevada 89511
Lowe's 1355 Scheels Drive
Sparks, Nevada 89434
Rail City Garden Center 1720 Brierley Way
Sparks, Nevada 89434
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in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.