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Vaccinium corymbosum x ashei var. Southern Highbush

Southern Highbush Blueberry

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Scientific Name Vaccinium corymbosum x ashei var. Southern Highbush
Principal Common Name Southern Highbush Blueberry
Common Name(s)
Description Deciduous shrub with small white pink flowers in spring and edible blue berries dusted with a natural white powder. Berries may be sweet, or sweet tangy. Southern Highbush cultivars are principally sterile crosses of V. corymbosum and V. ashei producing more heat tolerant, cold sensitive plants, capable of good production (with pollinator)in eastern and western southern climates.
General Comments Plant at least two varieties for good berry production.
Nativity Southeastern USA
Height Range 2 - 12 FT
Spread Range 2 - 10 FT
Flower Showy N
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Dark Green : Green
Leaf Texture Medium : Serrate : Smooth
Form Edible : Shrub
Flower Color Pink : White
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Moist : Rich : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Heavy : Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Attracts Birds : Berries : Edible : Fall Color : Flavor : Frost tolerant : Heat Tolerant : Shade tolerant

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