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Jersey Blueberry Bush

Plump Delicious Fruit and an Attractive Landscape Shrub in One!

  • Grow your own fruit!
  • Self Pollinating - only 1 plant required
  • Late season blueberry harvest with high yield
  • Make a unique, flowering hedge with edible fruit
  • Beautiful orange to red fall foliage
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The Jersey blueberry bush is a Northern High bush variety that grows well in the North Eastern US and throughout zones 4 to 7. Northern High bush blueberries do not require cross pollination from another plant because they are self-fertile, ideal if you have limited planting space or are just getting started with blueberries.

Grow your own healthy, organic fruit with the Jersey Blueberry plant. This hardy blueberry offers a heavy yield of plump, delicious blueberries that are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. This variety boasts a large berry, about 1/2 inch in diameter, that is highly resistant to cracking. Pretty and petite, white flowers decorate this attractive shrub in spring. This late season blueberry produces ripe berries in late July to August. This shrub grows 6-8 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide and has dark green leaves. In fall the Jersey Blueberry offers beautiful, fiery foliage from orange to red.  Reddish stems offer colorful interest in the bare, winter landscape.

The Jersey 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 Jersey blueberry bush makes a distinctive, low maintenance hedge you will love to have in your landscape. Combine two needs in one with the Jersey Blueberry bush.  You can enjoy tasty, home-grown fruit and fill in your landscape with an attractive plant.

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 Jersey blueberry does not require a pollinator to produce fruit, planting with Blueray or Bluecrop will increase yields through cross-pollination.

Your family will love picking their own berries right off the plant!  Get started now!  Order your very own Jersey blueberry plant today!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ, CA
Grows in Zones 4, 5, 6, 7
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil Type Acidic, Well-drained
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Red
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name Vaccinium corymbosum 'Georgia Gem'

How To Care for your new Jersey Blueberry Bush

When planting your Jersey 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 Jersey blueberry variety does not require a pollinator. However, planting the Bluecrop or Blueray with your Jersey will increase yield by providing 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. 

 

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

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.

Step 6:

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.

Step 7:

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.

 

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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I live in the Northeastern area and this was for that area. The description is great and they are large bushes
Nancy J on Sep 29, 2017
I live in the Northeastern area and this was for that area. The description is great and they are large bushes
Nancy J on Sep 29, 2017
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