Powderblue Blueberry Bush

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The Powderblue Blueberry bush is a Rabbiteye variety. Rabbiteye blueberry bushes are well suited to grow in the Southeastern US due to their vigorous growing habits and ability to withstand heat. This type of blueberry bush iseasy to growdue to their low maintenance requirementsandfew pest issues.

Features

The Powderblue Blueberry gets its name from the powder blue blush that the berries gain upon ripening. It is actually one of the toughest blueberry plants with a late ripening season. The Powderblue blueberry bush has an upright growing habit that can reach aheight and width of 8-12 feet. Blooms form in late spring with a harvest in late summer. The blueberries are medium sized, firm, and packed with juicy, sweet flavor.

How to Care for the Powderblue Blueberry Bush

Blueberries need optimum sunlight and acidic soil. If these needs are not met, this plant will not perform well. Rabbiteye blueberry plants need an extra blueberry plant to allowcross pollinationto occur. A great pollinizer to plant with the Powderblue blueberry bush would be the Tifblue. Blueberry plants do not require regular pruning, but if it is needed, prune in late winter. Once your blueberry bush is established, prune away low lying and dead branches before spring to ensure that healthy new growth is maintained.

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Shipping Restriction

CA

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil Type

Acidic,

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Fall Color

Red

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

Grows in Zones

7-9

Shipping Restriction

AZ, CA

Brand

Grows in Zones

7-9

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil Type

Acidic

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Fall Color

Red

Bloom Color

White

Botanical Name

POWDERBLUE Vaccinium ashei

Comparison Chart for Blueberry Bushes

Blueberry Bush

Ripening Season

Needs Pollinator

Grow Zones

Fruit Descriptions

Suggested Pollinator

Premier

Late May-Early June

Yes

6-9

Large Berries, light blue color, and excellent flavor

Tifblue

Climax

Late May-Early June

Yes

7-9

Medium sized berries and sweet flavor

Premier, Tifblue

Tifblue

Late June-July

Yes

7-9

Medium sized berries, light blue color, sweet and tart flavor

Brightwell

Georgia Gem

May-June

No but recommended

7-9

Medium sized berries, sweet flavor with a hint of tart

Any

Powderblue

Late June-Late July

Yes

7-9

Medium-large sized berries. Light blue color and sweet flavor

Tifblue, Brightwell

Brightwell

Early June-Early July

Yes

6-9

Medium-large sized berries. Light blue color and sweet flavor

Premier

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Shipping Restriction

CA

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil Type

Acidic,

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Fall Color

Red

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

Grows in Zones

7-9

When planting your Powderblue Blueberry be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new plant to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant your Blueberry almost any time of the year.

Blueberry shrubs thrive in full sun and well-drained, moist, acidic soil. If you have alkaline soil, be sure to amend your soil. To acidify your soil amend with compost, elemental sulfur, or use fertilizers specific for acid loving plants. 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 in spring with a balanced, slow release fertilizer like 10-10-10, preferably for acid loving plants. Bluberries 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 Powderblue variety requires a pollinator, like Tifblue or Brightwell, to produce a good crop of berries.

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 is birds. You can put up bird netting to protect your crop. If positioned properly, this is an extemely 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.

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Shipping Restriction

CA

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil Type

Acidic,

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Fall Color

Red

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

Grows in Zones

7-9

The Powderblue Blueberry bush is a great plant to use in any landscape design as long as all the plants needs are met. This shrub displays multi-season interests. Spring delivers a beautiful shrub covered in blushing white blooms, while summer boasts lovely, rich green foliage. The foliage is great when using this shrub as a hedge. The fall foliage features beautiful shades of reds and yellows, which provide great contrast when used in a mass plantings.

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Shipping Restriction

CA

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil Type

Acidic,

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Fall Color

Red

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

Grows in Zones

7-9

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HD
04/12/2018
Heather D.
United States

fast shipping

I ordered two rabbit eye variety of blueberry bushes. They shipped fast and well packaged. Plants look to be in great shape.

G
11/01/2015
Guli

super sweet

We read about these in a magazine and found them on theplantingtree.com They are the sweetest blueberries we have ever had. We are growing our own with plans on growing more of our own fruits. Health nuts.

M
11/01/2015
M

Huge plant

My first order from the planting tree and I was extremely impressed with the size of the plant. They even upgraded my order from a one gallon to a three gallon. Thank you!