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:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Vaccinium 'Sweetheart'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, OR, WA
Produces Two Large Crops Each Year!
This Sweetheart Blueberry Bush has it all - beauty and brawn. It delivers TWO huge harvests each year under most conditions. A large bounty of fist-sized clusters arrives in late May or June and the second one in August, yielding around 15 pounds of blueberries per year.
And big, sweet berries are its main attraction. The Sweetheart Bush will produce medium to large plump, super sweet blueberries. The perfect hybrid of Southern and Northern Highbush varieties, the fruit is amazingly juicy yet firm. If you like to bake blueberry muffins and make blueberry pancakes, these blueberries fit the bill. The texture plus the rich flavor make them a favorite for cooking - they're a delicious snack picked right off the bush.
Plus, the Sweetheart Blueberry Bush boasts a striking silhouette. The berries grow in a unique, powder blue hue that draw attention to the bush, and the blooms are equally impressive. Each spring, gorgeous, uniquely-shaped white florals emerge and fill the branches. The bush is perfect to plant as a stunning ornamental addition to your yard, patio planter or garden.
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.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
Plants are fine but are not suitable for the soil
Blueberries need very acidic soil. Despite them being advertised as "Perfect for colorado" colorado has fairly alkaline soil(registering near 8ph) and this absolutely ruins any blueberry bush. I bought two one died almost immediately the second one is alive but it took me sometime to figure out the issue and amend the soil so that is was below 7.0 ph
Came in good shape. Leaves turned nice red color. Should be in good shape in spring. Will order more in spring. Want to add a cherry tree this year.
One is not doing well
We received two of the Sweetheart Blueberry Bushes - one is growing and doing well! The other remains unchanged and we are wondering if it will make it! They are too expensive to have one out of two not do well.
Doing as well as can be expected
The bush arrived in perfect shape. I planted it in a mound because (a) My property is only 4.5 feet above sea level and (b) we've had 40" of rain in the last two months. The mound has settled some and some of the leaves have taken on a reddish tinge. Otherwise it appears to be doing well. Come winter when it's dormant I'm going to dig it up and replant it in a higher mound.
died over winter.
Was very hopeful about the blueberry bush because it arrived bigger than expected! Planted in the summer didn't grow big enough to produce anything for the fall and then when winter came and went it didn't survive. This was in MA where the grow zone is 6a.
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. If maintained with mulching, the berries can handle temperatures as low as 20 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 self-fertile. However, you can plant 3 or more of the same variety to achieve maximum fruiting. 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.
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|
|$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!|