ONLINE ORDERING IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. LEARN MORE

Sunshine Blue Blueberry

Vaccinium x 'Sunshine Blue' (Southern Highbush)

SKU
02174
One of the best for mild-winter areas, a low-chill selection perfect for small gardens or large patio tubs. Blue-green foliage and showy pink to white flowers provide ornamental value, followed by an abundant crop of fruit. Self-fruiting, but yields best when planted with another variety. Recommended winter chill: 150 hours. Deciduous.
?
There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden . Learn More
5-10

Your climate might be too cold for this plant:

 Change

Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:

Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.

Find more stores near me >
Set Zip to See Prices
More Information
Botanical Pronunciationvak-SIN-ee-um
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing, semi-dwarf shrub; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureEdible, Low Chill Requirement, Sustainable, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Bayberry (Myrica); Camellia (Camellia)

Provide rich, acidic, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh, reflected afternoon sun in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Before new growth begins, prune off twiggy growth, leaving only main stems to prevent overbearing.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-10

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Your climate may be too cold for this plant