Growing Zones: 4-7 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-7 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 5-6 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 5 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- August - September
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Vaccinium corymbosum 'Aurora'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, OR, WA
Large and Organically-Grown Blueberries: A Delicious Backyard Bounty
Since its recent introduction, The Phenomenal Blueberry has been growing in popularity due to its reliable ability to produce large sweet berries and beautiful fall foliage.
You've never seen home grown blueberries that get this large, Phenomenal Blueberries will shock you as they ripen to be up to an inch in diameter. Your friends and family will be amazed when you grow huge delicious berries.
Phenomenal Blueberries are taking the culinary world by storm, and are often selected for their sweet and improved berry flavor. Blueberry pies, muffins, tarts, and more have never tasted this phenomenal. Most of these berries are picked and eaten fresh, because people can't wait to try their juicy flavor immediately.
Not only are these blueberries filled with an unmatched sweet flavor, but they're packed with antioxidants and nutrients as well. Blueberries are good for the brain, heart and skin, and due to their high content of vitamin C they're good for the immune system too.
These blueberry shrubs can be grown anywhere, in containers or outdoors in harsh winter conditions. They're very cold hardy, and can withstand temperatures down to negative 20 degrees F, meaning Phenomenal Blueberries are perfect for growing in the North and South.
In the summer you'll pick berries for months and enjoy this shrub's lush green foliage, and when fall rolls around the corner you'll get a magnificent fall foliage show once the leaves start turning shades of red and orange.
If left unpruned Phenomenal Blueberry shrubs can grow up to six feet tall, and five feet wide allowing it to make for the perfect low maintenance hedge. Imagine having a lush green wall that provides you with large, delicious blueberries and beautiful fall color.
The demand for Phenomenal Blueberries is growing, people can't resist the sweet flavor of these large berries that are easy to grow at home. Don't hesitate to order yours today, before they're gone.
Aurora Blueberry Bush - USDA Organic Pollination
Aurora Blueberry Bush - USDA Organics are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Aurora Blueberry Bush - USDA Organic will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Planting & Care
The Blueberry is a deciduous shrub. The leaves are spirally arranged, narrow, and start out red-bronze in the spring only to develop into a dark-green. The flowers of the Blueberry are white, and bell-shaped. The fruit is a berry, which is dark blue to black, and has a thin wax coating.
Seasonal information: Blueberries are grown as an ornamental plant for its fall colors, typically bright orange or red. It is also a highly regarded "super food", containing beneficial vitamins and nutrients.
Location: When selecting a site to plant your Blueberry bush, make sure the site has full sun and drains well. The plant grows best in moist soil, not in soggy soil. Blueberry plants require acidic, well-draining soil. When planted in soils with a pH higher than 5.5, blueberry plants do not absorb nutrients adequately and become more susceptible to disease. Blueberry plants contract moisture-related diseases when exposed to humid conditions or standing water.
Planting instructions: Dig a hole with the shovel that is about twice the size of the root ball of the bush. Make sure the hole is the same depth as the container it comes in. When planting more than one blueberry bush, dig holes that are at least five feet apart in rows that are 10 feet apart. Amend the soil from the hole with peat moss. Make sure to thoroughly mix the peat moss with the soil from the hole. Place the Blueberry bush in the hole. Cover the roots with soil-peat moss mix.
Watering: Your blueberry bushes will need to be watered regularly to make certain that the root system becomes well established. The soil surrounding your tree should be moist, but never saturated. Light green leaves can be a sign of over watering, while drooping leaves can be a sign of both over or under watering.
Fertilization: You do not need to fertilize the Blueberry bush at the time of planting. Fertilize the Blueberry bush twice a year, once in the spring and once after harvest.
Weed Control: Hand-pull weeds near the blueberry shrubs. You can damage the shallow root system with garden tools.
Pests and Disease: Blueberries grow best in acidic soil and are subject to few pests and diseases. The Blueberries are not self-fertile, so two compatible varieties should be planted next to each other to maintain growth and fruiting. If maintained with mulching, the berries can handle temperatures as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Blueberries can mature to the height of three to six feet with a width of up to three feet. The plant has few insect or disease problems; however, birds and squirrels are prone to eating them.
Pruning: Blueberries require only minimal pruning. Lower limbs can be thinned out to keep the fruit from touching the soil, and excessively vigorous upright shoots can be thinned out several feet from the ground to keep the center of the bush open, and to keep the bearing surface within reach. Spindly, weak, or dead branches should be thinned out annually during the dormant season.
Pollination: Blueberries are not self-fertile and must have two or more varieties to pollinate each other. Honeybees are inefficient pollinators, and carpenter bees frequently cut the corollas to rob nectar without pollinating the flowers. Blueberries do best when pollinated by buzz pollination by bees, such as the native southeastern blueberry bee.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$149 & above||Free Shipping!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
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We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 7-11||Ships Now!|