Northern and Mid-West states will do best to choose a Highbush plant. Most are cold-hardy and can withstand extreme cold temperatures.
Lowbush Plants perform best in cold to moderate temperatures. If you live in the Northeast or Upper Midwest, you'll want a cold-hardy Lowbush variety plant.
Southern states with warmer climates should choose a Rabbiteye cultivar. You can expect a plump, juicy berries from this bush.
Growing Zones: 2-7
Growing Zones: 4-7
Growing Zones: 3-8
Growing Zones: 5-7
Growing Zones: 7-10
Blueberry plants produce edible fruit in a wide-range of colors and flavors ranging from sweet to tart. They can be planted in your garden, alone as an ornamental bush, and they do just as well in containers inside your home - or on your patio. Most blueberry plants are self-fruiting and thrive on their own, but planted with other blueberry plants, will cross-pollinate and provide a larger harvest of berries.
Blueberry plants are versatile and can thrive in various environments. You will want to choose the variety that does best in your particular growing zone.
The Lowbush, Highbush and Rabbiteye vary in their size and character.
Grows upright and reaches 5-6 feet tall.
Spreads out as ground cover and reaches 1-2 feet in height.
Grows to a mature height of 6-10 feet.
Blueberry bushes are self-pollinating to an extent, but having two or more plants increases the amount of berries you will receive with each harvest. For an extreme yield of berries, we offer 3-in-1 plants. These are 3 varieties of blueberries in one container that cross-pollinate. This extends the growing season and increases the amount of berries you'll get each year.
The berries vary in size. Lowbush shrubs produce blueberries that are small. Highbush and Rabbiteye plants produce medium to large sized berries.
The flavor of blueberries will range from sweet to tart, and mild to tangy. Overall, when picked right from the shrub, bigger berries tend to taste sweeter, whereas smaller berries are preferred for cooking, because they typically have a more tart flavor.
Blueberries ripen over a long season and hold well on the bush. The harvesting season varies between different climates / areas of the country. In cooler climates, blueberry season starts in July and runs through August. In milder climates, the season runs from July into September. Warm climates tend to have seasons that starts as early as May / June and carries through July.
|Variety||Growing Zone||Type||Harvest Season||Berry Size||Color||Characteristic||Mature Height||Yield / yr|
|3-in-1 Blueberry (Northern)||Zones 4-7||Highbush||Early Summer -> Late Summer||
|Blue / Dark Blue||Hybrid: Elliott, Bluecrop, Duke - long harvest season||6-8 Ft||10-15 lbs|
|3-in-1 Blueberry (Southern)||Zones 6-8||Highbush||Spring -> Fall||
|Blue & Purple||Hybrid: Legacy, Alapaha Camellia - long harvest season||6 Ft||10-15 lbs|
|Aurora Blueberry||Zones 4-7||Highbush||Late Summer||
|Deep, Red, Wine||Berries up to an inch in diameter||5-6 Ft||5-10 lbs|
|Austin Blueberry||Zones 7-9||Rabbiteye||Early Summer -> Late Summer||
|Blue||Bountiful Berry Bush that Doubles as an Impressive Ornamental||6-8 Ft||15-20 lbs|
|Brightwell Blueberry||Zones 7-10||Rabbiteye||Early Summer -> Mid Summer||
|Blue / Dark Blue||Minimal Work for a HUGE Harvest||8-10 Ft||15-20 lbs|
|Duke Blueberry||Zones 4-7||Highbush||Late Spring||
|Light Blue||Yellow/Orange Foliage in Fall / Pink Flowers in Spring||4-6 Ft||10-20 lbs|
|Pink Lemonade Blueberry||Zones 4-7||Highbush||Mid-Late Summer||
|Deep Pink||Fiery Orange-Red Foliage in Fall; Pinkish-White Flowers in the Spring||4-5 Ft||5-10 lbs|
|Spartan Blueberry||Zones 5-7||Highbush||Summer||
|Light Blue||Very Large - Size of Quarter||5-6 Ft||up to 10 lbs|
|Sweetheart Blueberry||Zones 4-8||Highbush||Early Spring -> Late Summer||
|Blue||Repeat Fruiting (Spring & Summer)||5-6 Ft||15 lbs|
|Top Hat Blueberry||Zones 3-8||Lowbush||Late Spring||
|Blue||White Blossoms; Brilliant Orange Foliage in the Fall||1-2 Ft||5-10 lbs|
|Toro Blueberry||Zones 2-7||Highbush||Mid-Summer||
|Dark Blue||Cold Hardy with Fiery Red Foliage in Fall||4-8 Ft||3-5 lbs|