Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors(hardy down to 10℉) 7-10 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 10-12 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 6-8 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Vaccinium ashei
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, OR, WA
Minimal Work for a Huge Harvest
Why Brightwell Blueberry Bushes?
Grown commercially throughout 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!
Did we mention its easy growth? 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. 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, whether they're cooked in a pie, or preserved in a Mason jar (any way you want 'em!).
Even better? The Brightwell's blueberries ripen quickly— just two months after you notice flowers decorating the branches, you'll be eating fresh fruit. And 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.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
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 Blueberrys are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Brightwell Blueberry will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Customer Reviews & Photos
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Ordered this bush 4/7, it arrived the next week with 2 clusters of green berries. It looked sort of pitiful but we planted it the night it arrived and used the root rocket and planting soil that came with it, plus a put used coffee grounds and pine straw around the base. Today is 5/27 and the bush is FILLED with berries! I mean LOADED - for the past two weeks, when I am tending my garden, there is usually a ripe berry or two that I can pluck and eat as I go. The bush is probably too small this year to actually get a real harvest from it - meaning, not enough ripe at once for a pie - but it’s really paying its rent on every little branch, making as many berries as it can. I have a feeling that next year we will definitely be making pies! Thank you, Fast Growing Trees!
Arrived healthy. Bigger than I thought it would be
I bought the 1 gallon plant. Came in a couple of days as promised. It was ready to go into the ground right out the package. Followed the instructions for the soil and everything seems to be fine. Can’t wait to see how everything goes. Hopefully next year if the “test” plant is healthy I’ll be purchasing more.
Blueberry bushes came well packed . Even had blueberries on them. Bushes are growing well. The leaves have blue hue to them.. Can’t wait to see them next year with all the blueberries!!
We are very pleased with our Brightwell Blueberry bush and hope we will get blueberries this year. Arrived healthy, good size so now we will wait and see.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Plant in an area with well-drained soil and adequate sunlight (6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily) with some shade and exposure to cooler weather.
When you're ready to plant, dig a hole that is three times the diameter of the plant’s root ball and just as deep. Place the plant into the hole so that surface roots are just below the soil’s line. 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.
2. Watering: The Brightwell should be watered once every 2 to 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, water your bush.
3. Fertilizing: Fertilize the Brightwell when 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.
4. Pruning: The Brightwell will benefit from being pruned in the late winter to remove dead or crowded branches.
5. Pollination: The Brightwell 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.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days 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.
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