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Overview & Details

Leaf & Petal Designs Sunshine Blue Blueberry Plant
Grow and harvest sweet, fresh blueberries right at home when you plant the Sunshine Blue. It is a valuable asset in the landscape, and is also great in a patio container due to its compact habit. Plus, it fruits reliably in the South and northern climates alike.

What You Get

  • "Sunshine Blue" blueberry plant in gallon pot
  • Planting and growing guide
  • Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty

Good to Know

  • Plants is live and growing at the time of shipment. 
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The Basics

Country of Origin: USA

Key Specs

Plant Form: Potted; alive and growing at the time of shipment
Common Plant Name: Blueberry
Variety: Vaccinium "Sunshine Blue"
Annual/Perennial: Perennial
Height at Maturity: 3'
Spread at Maturity: 3'
Time to Reach Maturity: 2 to 3 years


Sun/Shade Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Watering Requirements: Adequate and consistent watering is essential for your plants; infrequent, long soakings of water that thoroughly saturate the soil are more effective than frequent, light applications of water; once established, agastache tolerates drought and requires little watering
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 8
Planting Space Distance: At least 4' apart
Bloom Period: Spring


"Sunshine Blue" blueberry
  • Spring flowers, summer berries and exceptional fall color provide 3 seasons of interest each year
  • Creamy pink flowers emerge in spring, followed by emerald green foliage and sparkling blueberries
  • Foliage takes on fiery red and deep purple shades in fall
  • Renders sweet, fresh berries that are great for eating fresh and culinary uses
  • Healthy and delicious, blueberries are the perfect guilt-free snack
  • Blueberries are low in fat and high in vitamin C
  • Blueberry plants are long-lived and will remain productive for years to come
  • Valuable landscape asset
  • Plant in a group for maximum landscape impact
  • Use 2 to frame an entrance or line a walkway with multiple plants
  • Ideal for gardeners with limited space as its compact habit fits perfectly into small gardens and decorative containers on the patio, porch, or apartment balcony
  • Fruits reliably in the South and thrives in northern climates, as well
  • Tolerates temperatures down to -10 degrees F
  • Self-pollinating, easy to grow and virtually pest-free
  • Requires only 150 chill hours to set fruit

Planting Instructions
  • Thoroughly hydrate the plant by submersing the root zone in a container of water for 10 minutes while you prepare for planting.
  • Prepare the root ball for planting by gently disturbing the surface roots with your fingers, fork, or gardening tool and pruning any damaged roots. This will encourage the roots to begin growing outward into the new soil.
  • Dig a hole twice as deep and twice as wide as the plant's root ball. Partially backfill the hole with soil and place the plant into the hole. The top of the root ball should be level with the ground surrounding the hole. Refill the hole with soil, firming the soil around the plant with your fingers. Check to be sure the plant is not planted too deeply. If it is, raise the plant carefully and re-firm the soil.
  • Water thoroughly.

Continuing Care
  • Apply a 2" to 4" layer of shredded bark, compost, leaves, straw or other organic matter around your plants to promote moisture retention, maintain even soil temperatures and discourage weed growth. Replenish the mulch as needed.
  • Adequate and consistent watering is essential during your plant's first year in the garden. Infrequent, long soakings of water that thoroughly saturate the soil are more effective than frequent, light applications of water.
  • Do not allow the soil or the original root ball to completely dry out. During the first summer, you may need to water as often as every few days in periods of drought and extreme summer heat. To determine if your plant needs water, dig a few inches into the soil next to the plant. If the soil is dry 2" to 3" below the surface, it is time to water.
  • Overwatering can be as damaging as under watering. Be sure that the area surrounding your plant has adequate drainage to move water away from the plant. If you choose to plant in a container, always select one with drainage holes to prevent your plant's roots from sitting in water.
  • Keep the area around your plants free of weeds. Weeds compete with surrounding plants for food, water and light. Walk around the garden periodically and pull weeds, including the roots, as soon as you see them.
  • Feed your plants once every 2 to 3 weeks during the growing season with a water-soluble fertilizer.
  • Harvest the berries when they have turned from red to blue. Blueberries do not continue ripening once they have been picked, so avoid harvesting until they are fully ripe. When the berries are ripe, they should feel firm but not hard and come off the plant with minimal effort. Harvesting early in the morning while the weather is still cool prolongs the shelf life of the berries. After picking, store the berries in a refrigerator and do not wash them until you are ready to use them. The sweet, nutritious berries can be eaten fresh, preserved or used for cooking.
  • Blueberry plants do not need to be pruned for the first three years after planting except to remove dead or damaged growth in early spring. In early spring of the fourth year, prune your blueberry bushes while they are still dormant. Remove dead and weak branches, and prune interior crossing branches to allow light to reach the center of the plants. Prune off any low growth that would touch the ground if weighed down by fruit.
  • In years following, thin out older canes in order to force new, more vigorous growth. Select two of the oldest, most unproductive canes to remove each year. This type of yearly pruning improves the quality and quantity of the fruit.
  • Flower buds are produced on tips and down the stems of year-old wood. Blueberry bushes tend to produce smaller berries when they are overloaded with fruits. Flower buds can be thinned in early spring to prevent the plant from becoming overloaded and to improve fruit quality.

Winterizing Instructions
  • Watering thoroughly in late fall will greatly enhance your plant's cold tolerance once the ground has frozen.
  • Blueberries are very hardy, but will benefit from mulching in cold areas. The time to winterize your plants is in late fall. When winterizing your blueberries, keep in mind that the root system is the most vulnerable part of the plant. Mulch heavily by mounding a 6" to 8" layer of shredded bark, compost, leaves, straw or other organic material around the base of each plant.
  • In very cold areas, containerized plants should be brought into an unheated, protected area such as a garage or cellar before temperatures drop below freezing. Check soil moisture every 2 to 3 weeks and water as needed during winter. 
  • In spring, remove mounded soil or mulch from in-ground plantings. Containerized plants should be moved back out into the garden sunlight where they will begin to repeat their yearly garden performance.


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