Food Gardening Network

Growing Good Food at Home

Sunshine Blue Blueberry

Sunshine Blue Blueberries

Sunshine Blue Blueberries

Sunshine Blue Blueberries

Sunshine Blue Blueberries

If you want a blueberry plant with a high ornamental value, check out Sunshine Blue. This dwarf Southern Highbush variety will give you pink flowers in the spring, blue-green foliage that shifts to burgundy in the fall, and delicious fruit that’s ripe for the picking in late July and August. It grows to a maximum height and spread of about 4 feet. Be sure to get a cross-pollination buddy to plant with this one to increase your chances of a good yield.

Sun Exposure

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

Soil pH

  • 4.5 to 5.2

Hardiness Zones

  • 5 to 10

Spacing

  • 4′ to 8′ apart
  • 3′ apart for hedges

Moisture

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

Notes

  • Late Season
  • Container-friendly
  • Tolerates partial shade
  • Requires only 150 chill hours
  • Vigorous growth in warmer climates

Have you grown Sunshine Blue blueberries? If so, please tell us what your experience has been like when growing this variety of blueberry.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Enter Your Log In Credentials

This setting should only be used on your home or work computer.

Need Assistance?

Call Food Gardening Network Customer Service at
(800) 777-2658