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Brightwell Blueberry

Vaccinium ashei


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Brightwell Blueberry Planting Mix

Helps your Brightwell Blueberry get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
Add a Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 7-10
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-12 ft.

Mature Width:

6-8 ft.


Full Sun


10-12 ft.

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Fruits the 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Vaccinium ashei

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Brightwell Blueberry is Minimal Work for a HUGE Harvest

Grown commercially all over Southeast North America and beyond, the Brightwell Blueberry is chosen for its vigorous growth, minimal maintenance, and flavorful fruit. The open, spreading shrub reaches its full height quickly and can produce 15 pounds of berries each year. That's a lot of blueberry preserves!

Its deciduous leaves turn a beautiful red-orange each fall, and when the air gets warm you'll notice delicate white flowers (shaped like little bells) appearing on the branches. Your blueberry crop is on the way!

Easy to Grow

A hybrid variety of the Rabbiteye blueberry, the Brightwell plant is known for its ruggedness and dependability, with a natural resistance to disease and insects. Growing nearly a foot each year, a sapling will reach its full height in 7-8 years and stand at a (very handsome) 10-12 feet tall.

Delicious Fruit

A handful of sweet blueberries on a bowl of cereal, a stack of pancakes or a dish of yogurt— it doesn't get much better than that! Typical of the Rabbiteye species, the Brightwell plant produces medium and large-sized berries with a distinct firmness and a sweet flavor. Get ready to savor them— cooked in a pie, or preserved in a Mason jar (any way you want 'em!).

Quick Ripening Time

The Brightwell's blueberries ripen quickly— just two months after you notice flowers decorating the branches, you'll be eating fresh fruit.

High Yields

Fully grown, the Brightwell plant produces up to 15 pounds of berries each year. You'll have such a generous crop you’ll be able to share with friends, family and co-workers and still have plenty for yourself.

Unusually Beautiful Landscape Border

Because of its height and thick foliage, the Brightwell plant can be pruned to make attractive hedges— a good choice for planting along property lines to screen out neighbors.

Attract Wildlife

Count on wildlife to be drawn to your blueberries.  It’s easy enough to protect your berries by placing a simple netting over the shrub.  In the meantime, you’re sure to see some interesting 4-legged friends who come to admire your colorful aromatic plants

Order your Brightwell Blueberry Shrubs today and get ready for fruit your very first season.

Brightwell Blueberry Pollination

Brightwell Blueberry are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

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Beautiful Colors
I am loving my Brightwell Blueberry bush. I am looking forward for next year to have some blueberries. Now I am just enjoying its beautiful foliage.
This is how i received it on May 21st, it was very healthy and had e few blueberries on it.
This is how it is today 6/13/17. Colors of the foliage is very unique. I'm loving it!
June 13, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Not as heat tolerant as I hoped.
Well, the blueberry bush really tried to hold on, but it just couldn't survive temperatures over 115°. It is rated for my area, but it probably does better if temps don't get above 110° on a regular basis. Sadly my blueberry bush is dead.
August 10, 2017
1 year ago
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I bought as gift. My grandson says they arrived healthy ,and bigger then expected , would recommend .
June 23, 2017
1 year ago
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had some very small berries so far so and they don't have much taste to them yet but the tree has been in the ground a very short time.
June 18, 2018
3 months ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Brightwell Blueberry

Brightwell Blueberry  Planting Diretions

Location: The Brightwell blueberry plant grows best in USDA plant hardiness zones 6 to 9.  It grows to a height of 6 to 10 feet.


Chill Hours: Requires 350 to 400 chill hours.


Pollination: The Brightwell blueberry plant is somewhat self-pollinating but to set an ample crop of berries it is suggested that you plant in trios for maximum pollination. The Rabbiteye makes an ideal pollinator.


Planting Instructions: Choose a planting site with full sun for best berry production. Although the Brightwell blueberry bush will grow in partial shade, its berry production will be dramatically reduced.


Brightwell blueberry bushes grow best in a soil pH of 4.5 to 5.5. The plant will not tolerate alkaline soil. Prior to planting, you should perform a soil pH test to make sure you have chosen the optimum planting location.


Blueberry bushes grow best in sandy loam. They do not do well in heavy clay because they will not tolerate an overly wet root system. Saturated soil conditions frequently cause root rot. If the soil is a clay mixture, you should incorporate sand and pebbles into planting location to facilitate drainage.


Prior to planting blueberry bushes in the spring till peat moss, composted pine bark, or rotted softwood sawdust into the planting location in the fall. Apply 4 to 6 inches of the material into the soil using a tiller to a depth of 6 to 8 inches.


When planting the Brightwell blueberry bush, dig a hole that is three times the diameter of the plant’s root ball and just as deep. Incorporate shredded pine bark and peat moss directly into the soil. Place the plant into the hole so that surface roots are just below the soil’s line. Blueberry bushes are naturally shallow rooted so should not be planted deeply. Fill in the hole with the garden soil, pine bark, and peat moss mixture. Tamp the soil down firmly around the shrub’s roots to remove any air pockets.


Mulch:  Apply a 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch around the base of the Brightwell blueberry bush. Do not let it touch the base of the bush. Use bark, wood chips, pine straw, or sawdust. Do not cultivate the mulch into the soil because the shrub’s roots are relatively shallow and may be damaged by deep cultivation. 


Spacing: Space the Brightwell blueberry bushes 6 feet apart in rows that are 12 feet apart.


Irrigation: The Brightwell blueberry plant should be watered once every 2-3 days for the first two weeks. Keep soil moist, not saturated, by using your index finger. Stick it into your soil a couple of inches and feel around for any moisture. If it’s becoming dry, supplement water. If the soil feels moist to the touch, leave it be. After about a month, your natural rainfall should be sufficient but monitor during times of extended drought and/or heat.


Fertilizer: Fertilize the Brightwell blueberry bush with caution because it is highly sensitive to fertilizer. Do not fertilize the Brightwell blueberry bush right after planting. Wait to fertilize the plant until the leaves start to develop. Apply one tablespoon of fertilizer made for azaleas such as 10-5-4, 10-8-8 or 11-7-7 in a 12-inch circle around the base of the shrub. Water thoroughly after fertilizing. Fertilize at six-week intervals until mid-July to mid-August. During the second year, use only a ½ tablespoon of ammonium sulfate to fertilize the Brightwell blueberry bush. 


Pruning: The Brightwell will benefit from being pruned in the late winter to remove dead, dying, or crowded branches. It will also help in maintaining its size. . Always remove dead, damaged, or overly twiggy growth.


Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I have 2 blueberry bushes already and wanted a different type to put with them.
Martellia B on Jun 16, 2018
Paired with powder blue
david r on Apr 2, 2018
I have 2 blueberry bushes already and wanted a different type to put with them.
Martellia B on Jun 16, 2018
DAISY G on Jun 15, 2018
Paired with powder blue
david r on Apr 2, 2018
Suggested for my zone and I want fresh blueberries
Katherine S on Apr 1, 2018
Needed for pollinator and survives in warm weather
Elizabeth J on Mar 3, 2018
We are planning a berry farm, these are the first specimen
Jennifer T on Feb 27, 2018
It is one of the few varieties of blueberry that will grow well in zone 9b.
Rachel W on Feb 22, 2018
Perfect zone, fast bearing fruit, and great price!
Mom D on Feb 12, 2018
hoping to grow this well with abundant fruit in Houston Texas
Albert Q on Aug 7, 2017
I love blueberries.
ashley m on Aug 2, 2017
im zone 9 hoping this will thrive my gal love blue berries and is a shorter tree
Neil S on Jul 12, 2017
It was easy to find different types of trees. Give a lot of information on the tree. Good price.
patricia g on Jun 27, 2017
To have a variety of blueberries.
Carole B on Jun 26, 2017
Nicholas P on Jun 25, 2017
I love blue berries
Brad G on Jun 2, 2017
Mmmm, need I say more?
Darlie D on May 29, 2017
grows well in zone 9
Patrick A on May 29, 2017
ummm for Blueberries to use in juicing and recipies and food forest landscape
karen B on May 27, 2017
to replace a on e we had.
Ricardo v on May 19, 2017
A gift that keeps on giving, year after year.
Dr. Veronica T on May 18, 2017
trying to grow fruits
patricia o on May 17, 2017
I chose this to accompany my Austin Blueberry bush that I recently purchased.
Ann M on May 16, 2017
Want to try a new blueberry plant. Like the idea it can also be used as a privacy hedge. Probably should have ordered more than one.
Terry S on May 13, 2017
easy to grow and high yield.
Nick B on May 12, 2017
Big, sweet berries. Hope they grow
Dave R on May 5, 2017
My husband LOVES blueberries and this is a variety that will do well in the Austin area.
Patricia D on May 4, 2017
DAISY G on Jun 15, 2018
Suggested for my zone and I want fresh blueberries
Katherine S on Apr 1, 2018
What are chill hours?
Rebecca K on May 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Number of hours required each year when the temperature goes below 45 degree F (but above freezing). If you are in growing zones 7-9 you should have the right amount of chill hours in the winter for this blueberry bush.

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