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.
- Full sun to partial shade (six to eight hours)
- 4.5 to 5.2
- 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
- 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.