SCIENTIFIC NAME: Vaccinium corymbosum 'Sweetheart'
COMMON NAME: Southern Highbush Blueberry
GARDEN SIZE: 4-6 ft. x 3-6 ft.
USDA ZONE: 4 to 8
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
WATER & SOIL: Acidic, well-drained, average moisture
HABIT (FORM): Vase-shaped, compact shrub
FOLIAGE: Deciduous; Blue green leaves that turn orange-red in the fall
BLOOM TIME: Spring
POLLINATION: Self-fertile. However, larger and earlier berries result if several cultivars are interplanted for cross-pollination
FRUIT: Develops in the summer and then again in the fall
CARE: Use an acidic fertilizer such as Holly-tone, in early spring before the leaves emerge. Be careful not to add too much and do not let the fertilizer build up around the stems at the base. If you do not have acidic soil, you can also add soil acidifier to help lower the pH around the root zone.