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Rabbiteye Blueberry

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$11.99
Bloom Season
Summer,
Color
Blue,
Categories
Berry Plants
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
November Through April
Exposure
Full Sun,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant, Flowering,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant, Flowering,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant, Flowering,
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Reviews (3)

  • 5
    Rabbiteye Blueberry

    Posted by Frances Thomas on 23rd Aug 2019

    The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens!

  • 5
    Rabbiteye Blueberry

    Posted by Sara Jennings on 21st Aug 2019

    Can't wait til this starts growing the berries!!!

  • 4
    Name is true

    Posted by BC on 20th Feb 2016

    We can not keep the rabbits away!

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Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

Description

Rabbiteye Blueberry - Vaccinium virgatum are a Low Maintenance Berry Shrub

Rabbiteye Blueberry grows into unusual shrubs. These shrubs are ideal for all lawns as they are straightforward to grow and do not require any particular type of maintenance as they grow and mature. The berries on this shrub can sometimes grow to be quiet significant. They can produce seeds that are sometimes the size of nickels and are very sweet and delicious. The squirrels and birds in the area love to feast on these berries when they are ripe. These shrubs are covered in blooms in the spring, and early summer and the flowers are a gorgeous white.

Rabbiteye Blueberry Bush Produces beautiful berries 

They are fantastic when added to all types of recipes such as cakes and pies and can also be made into delicious jams and jellies. These are ideal for all size lawns and gardens and is a great way to provide delicious berries that are pesticide free. The seeds are full of vitamins and also has a lot of antioxidants in them, which makes them very healthy to eat. The rabbit-eye blueberry bush is a species of blueberry bush that is native to the southern United States ranging from Texas to South Carolina and even Florida. Also known by its scientific name of Vaccinium virgatum, the rabbit-eye blueberry can grow 3-6 feet tall and spread out as full as 3 feet. Once in bloom, the rabbit-eye blueberry bush will sprout white, bell-shaped flowers that are around 5 mm large. The forest will also grow fruit berries that are about 5 mm in diameter and range in color from dark blue to black.
This is a favorite ornamental bush for its bright red and orange fall colors.

 Blueberries are usually associated with New England and other northern reaches of the US, but the South has its perfect alternative in the Rabbiteye Blueberry or Vaccinium ashei. It strongly resembles its northern cousin in appearance, flavor, and best of all, its disease resistance. Rabbiteye Blueberry shrubs thrive in zones 7 through 9 while functioning as both terrific fruit producers and as ornamental plants. They offer beautiful white flowers shaped like little bells in the spring, deep blueberries in early summer, and oval leaves that turn scarlet and orange in the fall. With fall and winter ideal for planting them, a site in full sun with acidic soil required. The pH level should be between 4.0 and 5.0 but no higher than 5.5. When young, Rabbiteye Blueberry shrubs need, at most, light fertilizer, but do need steady watering and a thick layer of mulch. They’ll reward you with shrubs usually between 8 and 12 feet tall. Successful pollination of Rabbiteye Blueberries requires at least two plants. It also enjoys some unique help from a peculiar type of bee known as the Southeastern Blueberry bee or sauropods laborious that evolved alongside this blueberry species. They use a technique called buzz pollination where the bee enters the tubular flowers and buzzes its wing muscles at just the right frequency to shake the pollen loose.

 

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