Blueberry plants are super fun to grow and come with many benefits. Blueberry plants are easy to care for, low maintenance plants that bring you delicious berries year after year if taken care of.
Our selection of Rabbiteye Blueberry Bushes will make all your berry dreams come true! We have 5 varieties to choose from and a selection of 3 different varieties for best cross pollination. You need 3 or more varieties of blueberry plants to produce ample berries during the growing season. Read more about different blueberry bushes.
These perennial fruit plants prefer full sun and a regular watering schedule, especially during those hot spring and summer months when the berries are forming. No blueberries? Read more on why your blueberry bush may not be producing.
The long, slender stems of the berry plants produce dainty pink and white flowers that eventually turn into big, round blue berries. They ripen in early summer to late summer and if multiple varieties are planted you can expect to get berries all summer long! Be sure to check out our blog post on How to Prune Blueberry Bushes.
Check out the Blueberry Grow Guide for more information on planting and growing your new blueberry plants.
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How to Plant Blueberry Bushes
Planting blueberry bushes is quick and easy. First, you want to test the ph level of your soil since blueberries like acidic soil. If your soil isn’t acidic enough add peat moss. Next, dig a hole 2-3 times bigger than the root ball. Gently release your plant from its pot and place it in the ground. Lastly, cover the root ball until the plant is flush with the ground.
When to Plant Blueberry Bushes
The best times to plant Blueberries are from late fall to early spring. The cool weather provides the perfect climate to plant your bush.
Where to Plant Blueberry Bushes
The best place to plant blueberry bushes is in full sun to partial shade that receives 4-6 hours of sunlight. These plants can live in USDA zones 4-9 depending on the variety. You want your planting zone to be acidic. The best way to tell if you have acidic soil is by testing its ph. If it’s not to the recommended acidity you can add amendments such as peat moss.
How to Care for Blueberry Bushes
Blueberry Bush Care includes planting your blueberries in a full sun area, keeping the soil moist, but not soggy, and pruning your plant.
How to Prune Blueberry Bushes
Pruning blueberry bushes is fast and easy. You want to start by removing any dead, broken, or diseased limbs. Next, prune your plant to the shape you like and you’re done.
When to Prune Blueberry Bushes
The best time to prune your blueberry bush is in late winter to early spring, once frosts have seized.
How Big Do Blueberry Bushes Get?
The Blueberry bush size depends on the type of blueberry you have. At Perfect Plants, we sell rabbiteye blueberry bushes which get to a mature height of 3-15ft and a width of 3-10ft.
Can You Keep Blueberry Bush in Pots?
Since blueberry plants are fairly small and very manageable they can be kept in pots. When choosing your pot make sure it is at least 2-3 sizes bigger than its current container.
Blueberry Bush Spacing
Before you choose where to place your blueberry bush be sure to consider the spacing. Blueberry plants need at least 2ft of spacing if you want them to touch and 6ft if you want them separated.
How to Grow Blueberry Bushes
Growing blueberry bushes can be done in 3 easy steps. 1. make sure that your soil has the correct acidity levels before planting. 2. Pick a planting sight that gives your plants enough sunlight. Lastly, 3. Plant at least two varieties of blueberry plants in close proximity of one another so that they are able to produce fruit.
Best Soil for Blueberry Bushes
The best type of soil for blueberries is acidic soil. Luckily for you, we have our Perfect Plants Blueberry Soil Mix that takes the stress out of testing your soil and having to amend it. Simply purchase the blueberry soil and add it to your planting sight before and after you plant.
Blueberry Bush Fertilizer
The best fertilizer for blueberry plants is a slow release fertilizer that provides your plant with nutrients during every watering. At Perfect Plants, we have a root boosting slow release fertilizer that only requires one application for the entire year!
When to Fertilize Blueberry Bushes
In early spring you should fertilize your blueberry plant to help increase its growth in the growing season. New plants should receive an extra fertilizing in late spring.
How Much Sun Does a Blueberry Bush Need?
Blueberries thrive in full sun to partial shade conditions. When choosing a planting site you want to make sure the area receives at least 4-6 hours of sunlight per day.
Landscaping With Blueberry Bushes
When using blueberry bushes in your landscape there’s a bunch of ways you can create a design tat is focused around them. The best companion landscaping plants for your blueberry bushes are perennial flowers, ornamental grasses, and herbs.
Transplanting Blueberry Bushes
When you decide to transplant your blueberry bush you will want to keep in mind these few things. First, you will want to lower the ph of the soil in the fall before you transplant. This will help lessen the transplant shock on your plant. Then you will want to prep your planting site by making the soil acidic. When Spring comes you will want to dig down about a foot or two and just as wide and put your plant in its new hole.