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Hi Bush Blueberry - Vaccinium Corymbosum
The Many Attributes Of Hi Bush Blueberry Shrub
The Hi Bush Blueberry Shrub provides the delicious berries found in grocery stores. Its blossoms are clusters of tiny, white, bell-shaped flowers. It's simple leaves are dark green, turning to bright red in the Fall. The purple-blue fruits ripen from mid-July through mid-August. These shrubs create ever-changing hedges or blocks of color and texture with a tasty side benefit. Blueberry bushes reach full maturity by their fifth year and will produce for forty years or more, growing over 10 feet tall and 5 feet wide. The long-lived bushes are well adapted to habitats with low fertility. They prefer well-drained, very acidic soil. The soil should be sandy with lots of organic matter and no clay. Blueberries need at least two inches of water per week. Young plants should be kept well watered. Mature plants will survive limited periods of drought and extended flooding. These cold-hardy shrubs will weather temperatures as low as twenty five below zero degrees, Fahrenheit, with adequate protection. Judicious pruning is required annually. This is done during winter dormancy and will ensure better crops for the following season. Feeding and fertilization take place in Spring. Soil sampling is recommended to maintain acid levels as they will affect fruiting in the Fall. Hi Bush Berries are pest resistant. They make great natural screens for landscaping and attract a wide variety of wildlife. Birds, bears, deer, rabbits, and squirrels all love the tender flowers and the succulent fruits, best known for their use in pancakes, muffins, and pies. Netting can be used to deter some critters from eating the crops. The plants are shipped as 2 - 3 year old potted plants or one year old bare roots. The potted bushes are more natural to establish, while the younger plants will be hardier in the long run.
THIS PLANT CAN NOT BE SHIPPED TO CA, AZ, FL, ID, MA, MI, GA, OR, WA
Buy a Hi Bush Blueberry at Trees-Plants. The Hi Bush Blueberry is a nice little fruiting bush. It is also known as the Bountiful Blue and has prolific fruits set in large, super sweet berries and the bluest foliage that is found on any blueberry bush ever. This bush bears even better blueberries when it is planted near other blueberry bushes. The Hi Bush Blueberry also grows best in acidic, well-drained soils.