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Brightwell Blueberry

Brightwell blueberries ripening on the bush

Brightwell blueberries ripening on the bush

Brightwell blueberries ripening on the bush

Brightwell blueberries ripening on the bush

This cultivar soars head and shoulders above many other blueberry bushes. Maxing out at 8 to 10 feet tall, it spreads almost as wide. The Brightwell is a rabbiteye blueberry—its berries change from pink to blue as they mature. You might be happy with the harvest of just one of these plants; although you’ll get a higher yield with a pollination buddy like Tifblue or Climax.

Sun Exposure

  • Full sun to partial shade(six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 4.5 to 5.2

Hardiness Zones

  • 6 to 9

Spacing

  • 8′ to 10′ apart
  • 5′ to 6′ apart for hedges

Moisture

  • Water deeply 1-2 inch per week during the growing season
  • Keep the soil moist but not saturated

Notes

  • Mid-Season
  • Hardy; tolerates late freezes
  • Tolerates partial sun; prefers full sun
  • Pink flowers in spring; red and orange foliage in fall

Have you grown Brightwell blueberries? If so, please tell us your top tips for ensuring a delicious harvest.

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