Tifblue Blueberry Bush

 High Yield Harvests Year after Year!

  • Tons of berries to share with friends and family
  • Produces berries in mid to late season
  • Cold hardy
  • Disease resistant
  • Vigorous grower
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The Tifblue Blueberry is a variety from the Rabbiteye family.  These blueberries are native to the Southern US and are a favorite in home gardens because of their resistance to disease and heat and drought tolerance.  The Tifblue Blueberry Bush is considered “the most universally outstanding Rabbiteye blueberry” according to the Texas Agrilife Extension Service.

The Tifblue is the most cold hardy blueberry bush in the Rabbiteye family. Reaching a height and width of 6-8 feet, it has the potential to produce a huge abundance of blueberries. White blossoms are formed in mid to late March with the promise of ripe berries in Mid-June to late July.  Foliage can be characterized by a glossy green texture with a beautiful burgundy fall color.  Tifblue blueberries are small to medium in size and are tart in flavor until fully ripened.

The Tifblue Blueberry bush makes a great hedge because of its astounding size.  Use it for screening purposes, plant in clusters or as a single specimen in the backyard.  It will be sure to bring enjoyment to all when harvest season comes along.  If this bush is not compatible with your planting zone, plant it in a nice container and bring it indoors whenever weather conditions get too extreme.

The Tifblue Blueberry bush requires full sun and acidic soil. Many blueberry varieties are self-fruiting; however, cross pollination allows your plant to increase production and size of blueberries.  It is recommended to plant more than one variety to allow for cross pollination. Not only will cross pollination allow for a higher yield and quality or blueberries, it will also extend the harvesting season.  Make sure that the soil stays moist and is well drained.  It is recommended to water once a week for the first year that your blueberry bush is planted.  Once your blueberry bush is established, prune away low lying and dead branches before spring to ensure that healthy new growth is maintained.

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ, CA
Brand Organic
Grows in Zones 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full 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 Vaccinium virgatum 'Tifblue'

How To Care for your new Tifblue Blueberry Bush

When planting your Tifblue 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 plants 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 when planting and in spring with our balanced, slow release fertilizer. 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 Tifblue variety requires a pollinator, like 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. 


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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Very Pleased
I live in the Upstate of South Carolina. I purchased 4 blueberry bushes from a local grocery retailer at the beginning of the season this year. The bushes were steeply discounted to get rid of them. However, I learned the hard way about what my dogs will go through in order enjoy these delicious plants. We'll just say that I couldn't even locate the roots when they were done. So I looked to replace them. I found The Planting Tree and decided to order two of the Tiftblues and two of the Premier Rabbiteyes. The cost was already very good since they beat the cost of the discounted bushes that I had bought locally even with shipping, but they also believe in good customer service so there was a delightful extra in the boxes when I got the bushes one day after shipping (disclaimer: I'm only one state over from the distribution point.) So all in all, I will be a return customer.
August 4, 2016
1 year ago
Customer for Life
I bought the Tifblue and expected to get just the bush in a box. I was amazingly surprised by the plants quality. To add more, I received a free blueberry bush as part of a promotion and another 1 gallon blueberry bush with a little note that said "We love BB too...Enjoy. *Free BB + 1 just because!" My wife loved the fact that a company would take the time to write a hand written note to their customers and be so generous. We will be customers for life.
March 19, 2016
We love Blueberry bushes
We ordered 2 different blueberry bushes over the summer. They had some blueberries when we received them. Hopefully this year they will really take off. Thinking about getting some more different types that you have.
January 13, 2015
great blueberry bush
I absolutely love this plant! Gave us blueberries the first year. We will need to get more.
January 24, 2015
Great Selection / Healthy Plants
Was very pleased to a company that offers a variety of Blueberry plants that are meant for my region of the country. Plants arrived promptly and they were properly packaged and in good shape. Plants are in the ground and doing nicely. Very much looking forward to a long season of fresh blueberries next year. I would def recommend The Planting Tree and I will use them again.
September 15, 2017
1 month ago
Fast well packed plants that were exactly as described
This was part of my first order from The Planting Tree and it will not be my last. Everything was exactly as described, arrived well packaged and without any damage. I look forward to doing business again in the future!
October 17, 2017
1 week ago
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zone 9
david a on Sep 30, 2017
Cross polination with the premier rabbit eye and size of bush and berries
Terry S on Jul 11, 2017
zone 9
david a on Sep 30, 2017
My research suggests that Tifblue has an excellent chance to do well in Texas summers.
David J on Sep 15, 2017
Cross polination with the premier rabbit eye and size of bush and berries
Terry S on Jul 11, 2017
We need a pollinator for the Power Blue Blueberry we just bought.
Michelle S on Jun 9, 2017
recommended pollinator for pink lemonade blueberry
Janice W on Jun 2, 2017
Good pollinator with my Climax Blueberry
Thomas A on Aug 19, 2016
I chose these plants because I was looking for a good drought resistant blueberry bush which was high yielding and would help cross pollinate the Premier Rabbiteyes that I purchased.
DAVID K on Jul 23, 2016
My research suggests that Tifblue has an excellent chance to do well in Texas summers.
David J on Sep 15, 2017
We need a pollinator for the Power Blue Blueberry we just bought.
Michelle S on Jun 9, 2017
Would they do well in zone 7 ?
A shopper on Oct 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes if you are a cooler, northern 7 like a 7a, I would recommend looking at the northern highbush varieties like jersey or bluecrop, but warmer more southern 7s definitely go with rabbiteyes like this one.
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