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Out of Season Sunshine Blue Southern Highbush Blueberry
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Sunshine Blue Southern Highbush Blueberry

Sweet, spritely flavor.

It has medium-sized, light blue berries with a wonderfully addicting, spritely flavor. Semi-dwarf matures at less than 3' tall, making it a perfect landscape plant. Tolerates a higher soil pH than most others. Showy, hot pink flowers fade to white and yield large crops. Evergreen foliage. Ripens late season. Zones 5 - 10.
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  • Botanical Name: Vaccinium corymbosum 'Sunshine Blue'; Family: Ericaceae
  • Height: 3 - 4 feet.
  • Spacing: 3 - 4 feet.
  • Depth: Plant at the same depth as in the nursery.
  • Spread: 3 - 4 feet.
  • Light Required: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating, but will have better yields when planted with other blueberry varieties.
  • Yield: Medium yield.
  • Foliage: Blue-green foliage, Fall foliage turns burgundy.
  • Blooms: Spring.
  • Fruit: Medium fruit size, sweet flavor, dark blue berries.
  • Zone: 5 - 10.
  • Form: Upright, compact. Perennial.
  • Flower Form: Pink blossoms fading to white.
  • Soil Requirements: Heavy and loose soils. Tolerates lower acidic soil than most blueberries.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Mature blueberry bushes should be pruned lightly, but not until they are three years old. Once they have reached three years, you should begin pruning early in the Spring every year. Just remove some of the oldest branches, and snip off any very weak looking twigs. Then you can trim all of the remaining stems by 1/3. Removing a third of the branches forces new growth, and new growth bears the most fruit.
  • Size: 1/4 - 1/2 inch blossoms.
  • Comments: Sunshine Blue has it all. This semi-dwarf, versatile evergreen blueberry features showy hot-pink flowers that fade to white in Spring, yielding large crops of delicious berries. Sunshine Blue tolerates higher pH soils better than many other blueberries and it is self-pollinizing. The low chilling requirement of 150 hours makes it suitable for warmer climates, but we find it is surprisingly cold-hardy and a wonderful addition to any garden. Excellent ornamental variety. Sweet medium sized berries.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 6/3/19

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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