Jelly Bean® Southern Highbush Blueberry

Vaccinium corymbosum ‘ZF06-179’ Jelly Bean® PP#24,662
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 8b
Jelly Bean® Southern highbush blueberry has large, flavorful, sweet blueberries that ripen in midsummer. The unique, elongated green leaves are tinged with red highlights in cooler climates. This diminutive blueberry plant can be used as a low-growing mini-hedge along a sunny pathway, in the landscape among other small shrubs, or in decorative patio containers.
Many southern highbush are self fertile, however, the planting of multiple varieties is still recommended for improved fruit set.
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Edibles - Fruits - Shrubs
Growth Size:   Low Shrub - 1 to 2 feet tall, 1 to 2 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Mounding - Compact
Features:   Great Nutritional Benefits, Self-Pollinating, Easy To Grow, Sun Loving, North American Native
Pest Resistant, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant
Attracts:   Bees, Pollinators, Birds, Wildlife
Garden Ideas:   
Edible, Accessible, Children’s Garden
Flower features:    
Bright pink buds open to white, bell-shaped flowers that bloom in spring
Fruit & seed features:    Large, flavorful berries that will ripen in summer
Foliage type and color:    Deciduous, Green
Bluish, gray-green foliage during the growing season and bright red leaves in the late fall.
Landscape Uses:    Edible, Grouping, Edging
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen
Jelly Bean® Southern Highbush Blueberry is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Low Shrub - 1 to 2 feet tall, 1 to 2 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   2-3 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun
Watering:   Semi-Moist   Average
Soil Types:   Acidic   Well-Drained   Enriched with organic matter
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Apply acidic fertilizer according to package directions once in early spring before flowering and again in summer after fruiting. Do not apply lime.
General Pruning suggestions:    Blueberries should have their flowers removed the first year of planting. While it is hard to give up a season of harvest, it will help the plant establish and bear more fruit in years to come! Older plants (5-7 years old) need periodic renewal pruning in late winter or early spring, after buds have formed. Each year, select 2-3 of the thickest, woodiest canes and cut them to the ground. Also remove any weak, crossing, or poor-budding canes at this time. Other canes that have grown too tall to reach can be trimmed down.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 8b

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