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D95-Edible Berries Edible #2 Vaccinium x Sunshine Blue/ Southern Highbush Blueberry

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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Vaccinium x 'Sunshine Blue'

COMMON NAME: Southern Highbush Blueberry

GARDEN SIZE: 3-4 ft. x 3-4 ft.

USDA ZONE: 5 to 10

PLANT ORIGIN: Hybrid of corymbosum, which is found in Tennessee 



WATER & SOIL: Acidic, well-drained, average moisture

HABIT (FORM): Mounded, spreading shrub

FOLIAGE: Deciduous; Blue green leaves that turn orange-red in the fall


POLLINATION: Southern Highbush Hybrids are self-fertile. However, larger and earlier berries result if several cultivars are interplanted for cross-pollination (O'Neal and Jubilee). 

FRUIT: Develops in the summer; Ripens Mid-Season

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.

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