The Blueray Blueberry bush is a Northern High bush variety that grows in the North Eastern US and throughout growing zones 4 to 8a. The blueberries are large and sugary-sweet and perfect for fresh eating, baking, and cooking. You only need 1 plant to get fruit from the self-fertile Blueray Blueberry.
Grow your own healthy, organic fruit with the Blueray Blueberry plant. This hardy blueberry offers an abundant yield of plump, tasty blueberries that are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. This berry is highly resistant to cracking. Gorgeous, bell-shaped white and pink flowers add a lovely feminine touch to this attractive shrub in spring. This mid-season blueberry produces ripe berries in July. This compact blueberry shrub grows to 5 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. The foliage is dark green and crisp. In fall the Blueray Blueberry has stunning scarlet red foliage. Red-tinted stems add colorful interest to the winter landscape.
The Blueray Blueberry bush makes a great landscape shrub. The size of this bush, its shrub-like habit, and its lush foliage make it a unique landscape specimen. It can be used alone as a focal shrub or planted in a group with other blueberry plants. Planting with other blueberry bushes will increase your fruit yield with cross pollination. The Blueray blueberry bush makes a distinctive, low maintenance hedge you will love to have in your landscape. Combine two needs in one with Blueray Northern High bush blueberry plant. You can enjoy tasty, home-grown fruit and fill in your landscape with a low maintenance shrub.
Blueberries enjoy full sun and well-draining, moist, acidic soil. Fertilize with our slow, release fertilizer when planting and in spring for best results. Prune in late winter to invigorate your plant. While the Blueray blueberry does not require a pollinator to produce fruit, planting with other Highbush varieties like Bluecrop or Jersey will increase yields through cross-pollination.
Pick huge, sweet, nutritious berries right off the plant and pop them in your mouth! Order the Blueray blueberry bush and have it delivered to your home. Hurry! These yummy berries sell out fast!
|Shipping Restriction||AZ, CA|
|Grows in Zones||4, 5, 6, 7|
|Soil Type||Acidic, Well-drained|
|Mature Height||5-6 Feet|
|Mature Width||3-4 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop'|
How To Care for your new Blueray Blueberry Bush
When planting your Blueray Blueberry be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new plant to thrive. Spring and fall are ideal times to plant.
Blueberry shrubs thrive in full sun and well-drained, moist, acidic soil. Blueberries grow best in a pH of 4.5 to 5.5. If you have alkaline soil, be sure to amend your soil. To acidify your soil, amend with compost, elemental sulfur. Mulching with pine straw or pine bark will help over time as they begin to break down, but are not an immediate solution. To improve drainage in something like a heavy clay soil, add compost and be sure to loosen up the soil well before planting. Water deeply when planting and 2-3 times weekly for 3 months while your Blueberry plant is establishing. During the growing and fruiting seasons, a blueberry will do best if the soil is kept moist. Adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch is highly recommended for Blueberry bushes. Mulching helps to maintain soil moisture and gives added protection during extreme temperatures. Fertilize when planting and in spring with our balanced, slow release fertilizer. Blueberries grown in containers will need fertilized 3 or 4 times per year during the growing season as nutrients leech out of the pot when you water. Prune your Blueberries in late winter to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches and to maintain size. The Blueray blueberry bush does not require a pollinator to produce fruit. However planting with other Northern Highbush varieties like Bluecrop or Jersey will increase yields through cross-pollination.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. The biggest pests of blueberries are birds. You can put up bird netting to protect your crop. If positioned properly, this is an extremely effective deterrent. Most insect pests feed on the leaves of blueberries. You can treat most of these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. Blueberry Bushes can occasionally encounter fungal issues. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection. Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests. The entire shrub must be coated in order for this method to be effective.
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Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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