Rabbiteye Blueberry

Regina P. Bracy, Owings, Allen D.  |  4/22/2014 2:20:53 AM

Rabbiteye Blueberry

Rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium ashei) are beautiful semi-evergreen shrubs that are native to the southeastern United States.

Rabbiteye blueberry provide color year round. The leaves are glossy blue-green color that turn red in the fall. Delicate white bell-shaped flowers appear in the spring.

Blueberry fruit is ready for picking from late May thru June. The small round fruit start out bright green, turning pink before going a deep blue. Blueberries are a good source of dietary fiber and a very good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese.

People as well as birds and wildlife like blueberries.

Blueberries are easy to grow having few disease or insect problems. Blueberries are related to azaleas and should be planted in acidic, well drained soil. Blueberries are shallow-rooted and benefit from mulching.

This Super Plant is easy to grow, provide year-round color, and are nutritious and delicious!

Growing Information:

  • Semi-evergreen shrub
  • Full sun
  • Grows 8' tall by 6' wide
  • Space 6' apart or 4' for hedge
  • Requires acidic, well-drained soil
  • Spring flowers and Fall foliage
  • Attracts birds and wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Great addition to edible landscapes

Blueberry cluster

Blueberry fruit


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