Blueberry plants are super fun to grow, easy to care for, low maintenance plants that bring you delicious berries year after year if taken care of. Our selection of Blueberry Bushes for sale includes 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.
Blueberry 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! No blueberries? Read more on why your blueberry bush may not be producing.
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How to Plant Blueberry Bushes
Planting blueberry bushes is quick and easy when you know how to grow blueberry bushes. Since blueberry plants like acidic soil, test the pH level of your soil, adding peat moss if your soil isn’t acidic enough. 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 Blueberry bushes are from late fall to early spring. The cool weather provides the perfect climate to plant your blueberry bush.
Where to Plant Blueberry Bushes
Blueberry bushes and plants prefer full sun and a regular watering schedule, especially during those hot spring and summer months when the berries are forming. If you think about how much sun a blueberry bush needs, the best place to plant blueberry bushes is in full sun to partial shade that receives 4-6 hours of sunlight. Blueberry plants can live in USDA zones 4-9 depending on the variety, and prefer acidic soil.
Check out the Blueberry Plant Grow Guide for more information on planting and growing your new blueberry plants.
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 between 3 and 15 feet (0.3 and 3.6 meters) and a width between 3 and 10 feet.
How to Prune Blueberry Bushes and When to Prune
The best time to prune your blueberry bush is in late winter to early spring, once frosts have seized. Pruning blueberry bushes is fast and easy. You want to start by removing any dead, broken, or diseased limbs. Prune your plant to the shape you like and you’re done.
Be sure to check out our blog post on How to Prune Blueberry Bushes.
Blueberry Bush Fertilizer & When to Fertilize Blueberry Bushes
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! Fertilize your blueberry plant In early spring to help increase its growth in the growing season. New plants should receive an extra fertilizing in late spring.
Blueberry Bush Spacing & Landscaping With Blueberry Bushes
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. When using blueberry bushes in your landscape there’s a bunch of ways you can create a design that 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.