Rabbiteye Blueberry Plants
NATIVE. Vaccinium ashei Rabbiteye Blueberry bushes. ‘Alapaha’, ‘Austin, ‘Brightwell’, ‘Centurion’, ‘Ochloknee’, ‘Premier’, ‘Powderblue’, ‘Titan’, ‘Tifblue’, ‘Vernon’ and others. Rabbiteye Blueberries need little effort and maintenance to thrive well in a home landscape. A native plant to the southeast, Vaccinium ashei is well adapted to our Georgia hot, humid summers and mild winters. Once planted they will produce edible berries for years to come. Blueberries can be a perfect landscape shrub. They are easy to grow, are lovely when in flower and have attractive bright green foliage in summer. To top it off Rabbiteye has great foliage color in the fall making it a plant with multi season interest. And the edible berries taste great! Southern highbush rabbiteye blueberry is a plant which benefits from cross pollination and will produce more berry crops when at least two varieties are planted near each other. Rabbiteye blueberry is a non-climacteric fruit which needs to ripen on the bush. Wait until the berries are fully ripe before you pick them or the fruit will be bitter.
Types for sale in our garden center change regularly. Typical varietues we stock: ‘Alapaha’, ‘Austin, ‘Brightwell’, ‘Centurion’, ‘Ochloknee’, ‘Premier’, ‘Powder Blue’, ‘Titan’, ‘Tifblue’, ‘Vernon’
Blueberry Bush ‘Pink Lemonade’
Vaccinium ashei x Blueberry ‘Pink Lemonade’. The perfect all around landscape plant, in spring, ‘Pink Lemonade’ produces pretty pink white flowers, unique hot pink berries during the summer months and then attractive orange red leaves during fall. The fruit is just like a regular blueberry . . . except pink! This is an amazing new blueberry with honest to goodness PINK blueberries! They are a cross between Rabbiteye blueberries and southern highbush blueberries. While ‘Pink Lemonade’ doesn’t have to have a cross pollinator, berry production is notably higher when other Rabbiteye cultivars are planted in the vicinity. And with all of the positive health benefits of blueberries, and the ‘salad enhancing’ potential of these pink berries, these ‘Pink Lemonade’ bushes are nothing but a fun investment for the future! They are a fun plant for a kid’s garden or when planted in mass in a border or as foundation shrubs.
Dwarf Blueberry ‘Top Hat’
corymbosum x angustifolium ‘Top Hat’ dwarf blueberry. ‘Top Hat’ is a cross of a Highbush (Vaccinium corymbosum) and a Lowbush (V. angustifolium). ‘Top Hat’ blueberry fast became one of our favorite varieties and is an all around great little plant. A true dwarf at 20″, ‘Top Hat’ dwarf blueberry may be be grown in a container as a potted patio plant or as a small accent planting plant in an edible garden or home landscape. It has a compact round growth habit, strong spring flowering, and large fruit in mid-summer. If it becomes leggy, it can take a hard pruning after you harvest the fruit sot that it keeps a nice shape. ‘Top Hat’ dwarf blueberry self-fertile variety does not require a cross pollinator in order for fruit to set. Grow in well-drained, acidic soil. Grows well in southern climates/
Blueberry bush varieties we have for sale in our garden center are subject to change.