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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


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


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


  • 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.


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