Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 3-6 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 3-6 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Vaccinium 'Sweetheart'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, OR, WA
Produces Two Large Crops Each Year!
Why Sweetheart Blueberry Bushes?
With the Sweetheart Blueberry Bush, you get huge harvests each year under most conditions. A large bounty of fist-sized blueberry clusters arrives in late May or June and the second one in August, yielding around 15 pounds of blueberries per year.
The big, sweet berries are its main attraction. The Sweetheart Bush will produce medium to large sweet blueberries. The perfect hybrid of Southern and Northern Highbush varieties, the fruit is amazingly juicy and plump yet firm. If you like to bake blueberry muffins and make blueberry pancakes, these blueberries are ideal. The texture plus the rich flavor make them a favorite for cooking, but they're also a delicious snack picked right off the bush.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
It's easy: You get the promise of delicious, home-grown fruit delivered, without any hassle on your part. That's because we've planted, grown and nurtured your Sweetheart Blueberry Bush from day one, long before it ships to your door, so you get a healthier root system and better long-term results in your homescape.
You won't find the same healthy fruit variety, with the promise of fast fruiting, at your local nursery or big box store.
These bushes are selling fast. Order today for home-grown berries from your very own Sweetheart Blueberry Bush!
Sweetheart Blueberry Bush Pollination
Sweetheart Blueberry Bushs are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Sweetheart Blueberry Bush will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Customer Reviews & Photos
All three plants came nice and healthy! So far so good
Bushes look older, healthier and great size
It came to me as a young plant, so I really don't know yet beyond the fact that it's having no trouble growing in our West Texas heat.
It was small but it has taken well to our blueberry patch and has quite a bit of new growth --- it may have been small but it seems it had healthy root stock.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: When selecting a site to plant your Blueberry Bush, make sure the site has full sun (6 to 8 hours per day) and drains well. The plant grows best in moist soil, not in soggy soil.
When you're ready to plant, 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 bush, dig holes that are at least five feet apart in rows that are 10 feet apart. Place the Blueberry Bush in the hole. Cover the roots with a soil-peat moss mix.
2.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. Generally, we recommend watering about once weekly or twice in times of extreme heat. If you're not sure when to water, check the surrounding soil about 2 inches down for dryness.
3. Fertilizing: 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.
4. 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.
5. Pollination: Blueberries are self-fertile. However, you can plant three or more of the same variety to achieve maximum fruiting.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
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|
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. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
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 May 4th|
|Zones 5 - 11||Ships Now!|