Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 2-3 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 1-2 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Vaccinium corybosum
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, OR, WA
The 'Blueberry Glaze™' Ornamental Shrub is a TRUE WINNER! It received the '2014' GREEN THUMB AWARD and no plant has been more deserving of this honor.
The 'Blueberry Glaze™' can be grown in pots or in ground; It is the perfect choice for hedges and borders. It is similar in size and density to the versatile Boxwood and can be planted in groups to add a visual 'pop' to any spot in your landscape. This lovely, compact plant can be trimmed to ANY SHAPE, produces lots of EDIBLE BERRIES -- AND it's easy to grow -- Can You Say AMAZING!
The leaves of the 'Blueberry Glaze™' are a glossy green in the spring and summer; In the fall, they will gradually turn to a brilliant dark burgundy in fall. Your springtime show, is flowering clusters of pink and white 'bell-like' flowers and in the summer, you will enjoy seeing your berries transition from green to red and finally to a deep, dark, 'almost black' blue before they are ready to eat.
Your plant will produce new flower stems each spring and you can greatly increase your next harvest, by simply removing the old berry canes at the end each season.
Your 'Blueberry Glaze™' will produce an abundance of delicious blueberries, packed full of health promoting antioxidants. Its' berries taste so much like berries picked in the wild that you will have to do a 'Double-Take'! If you hadn't grown them yourself, you would never believe that these scrumptious berries came from your little plant!
- Easy to Grow
- 2014 - 'GREEN THUMB AWARD' Winner
- Edible Berries
- Attracts Hummingbirds
- Great for Decorative Pots (16' or larger)
- Easily Shaped (great for Borders or Hedges)
- Great for Patios or Decks
- Full of Antioxidants
The 'Blueberry Glaze™' is sure to be a Quick Seller . . . Don't Miss Out!
Bushel and Berry™ Blueberry Glaze™ Blueberry Bush Pollination
Bushel and Berry™ Blueberry Glaze™ Blueberry Bushs are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Bushel and Berry™ Blueberry Glaze™ Blueberry Bush 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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