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2.5 Gal - Premier Blueberry (Rabbiteye) Bush - Fruit-Bearing Shrub

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  • Easy care Blueberry Plant; produces delicious edible berries
  • Perennial fruiting shrub that thrives in full sunlight
  • Plant will ship dormant if ordered mid-Fall to mid-Spring
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About This Product

Premier Blueberry bushes are a premium and high-yielding fruiting shrub that brings the sweetness of fresh blueberries to your garden. This exceptional blueberry variety, scientifically known as Vaccinium ashei 'Premier,' is celebrated for its abundant harvests of large, flavorful blueberry berries and compact growth habit. Premier Blueberry bushes are an ideal choice for home gardeners seeking a reliable and productive blueberry variety. With its resilience to pests and diseases and its adaptability to various soil types, this blueberry is a rewarding addition to gardens of all sizes. Elevate your outdoor space with the delicious taste and vibrant beauty of Premier Blueberry shrub. In order to produce more and better fruit you should plant more than one variety of Blueberry bush for cross-pollination. When planting this shrub, dig the hole twice as wide as the pot and mix rich garden soil in with your native soil, then leave the top of the root ball 1/2-inch above the ground level when filling the hole with soil. Use a slow-release granular fertilizer in Spring. Not guaranteed to be in bloom or have fruit on arrival. Ships Dormant in Winter.

Highlights

  • Key Feature: Premier Blueberry bushes produce abundant harvests of large, flavorful berries, bringing the sweetness of fresh blueberries to your garden.
  • Mature Size: Reaching a height of 6-10 feet and a width of 6-8 feet, this compact and rounded shrub is perfect for smaller gardens, containers, or as a hedge.
  • Sun Exposure: Flourishes in full sun, thriving in sunny locations while ensuring the best fruit production and flavor.
  • USDA Growing Zone: Well-suited for USDA zones 7-9, providing enduring beauty and delicious fruit in a range of climates.
  • Fruit: Large, flavorful berries ripen in mid to late summer, offering a delectable treat for fresh eating, baking, or preserving.
  • Landscape Use: Ideal for home gardens, containers, or as a hedge, Premier Blueberry bushes add beauty and productivity to any outdoor space.
  • Pest and Disease Resistance: Resilient to common pests and diseases, Premier Blueberry plants require minimal intervention for healthy growth and fruit production.
  • Soil Adaptability: Adaptable to various soil types, including acidic, well-drained soils rich in organic matter, ensuring optimal growth and fruiting.
  • Ships from Alabama - Customers beyond the Southeast US should place orders from early fall to late spring to avoid heat damage in transit
  • Placing a large order? Consider ordering 1-2 of these blueberry plants to ensure that they will meet your specifications before placing the order for the entire project
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Product Information

Internet # 205661890

Model # 56723FL

Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height

6-8ft

Mature Width (in.)

60 in.

Planting Depth (in.)

9 in

Details

Additional Characteristics

Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Pollinator Required

Annual / Perennial

Perennial

Average Shipping Height (in.)

18 in

Best Time to Plant

Year Round

Bloom Season

Spring

Blossom Color Family

White

Botanical Name

Vaccinium ashei 'Premier'

Chilling Requirements (hours)

550

Common Name Family

Blueberry Plant

Container Size

2.5 Gallon(s)

Container Type

Container

Days to Harvest

270

Fragrance

Non-Fragrant

Growth Habit

Shrub

Hardiness Zone

7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)

Number of plants included (Pack-Size)

1

Organic

Non-Organic

Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)

72-96 in

Returnable

90-Day

Sun Tolerance

Full Sun

Water Requirements

Once a week

Wildlife Attracted

Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators

Wildlife Deterred

No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

11Questions
caret
Q:Will these do well in Florida, near Tampa?
by|Feb 3, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Premier Blueberry shrubs are well-suited for growing in Florida, including areas near Tampa. They thrive in USDA hardiness zones 7-10, which encompass much of Florida's climate. With its moderate chill requirement (~500 hours) and heat tolerance, Premier Blueberry should perform admirably in the warm, subtropical conditions of the Tampa region. Adequate sunlight, soil acidity, and moisture management will be key factors in ensuring their success, but overall, they are likely to flourish in this environment, providing delicious berries for years to come.

by|Feb 5, 2024
    caret
    Q:Will this bush be ok to plant in arizona? I saw the region guideline, it looks like it will. Wanted to know if anyone has tried with success.
    by|Jan 16, 2022
    1 Answer
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    A:  Premier Blueberry shrubs are recommended for USDA hardiness zones 7-9. These shrubs are better suited to milder climates and may not thrive in the hotter and drier conditions of Arizona. Gardeners in Arizona might face challenges when attempting to grow blueberry shrubs due to the region's climate, which includes higher temperatures and lower humidity. It's essential to choose a planting location with morning sun and afternoon shade to protect the plants from the intense desert heat. You may also need to amend the soil to make it more acidic, as blueberries prefer acidic soil. While it's possible to grow blueberries in Arizona, it can be a bit challenging compared to their ideal climates, so it may require extra attention to ensure their well-being.

    by|Oct 20, 2023
      caret
      Q:What is the best blueberry to plant to put in pots
      by|Jun 30, 2019
      1 Answer
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      A:  Top Hat

      by|Mar 11, 2021
        caret
        Q:Is this plant free of neonicotinoid pesticides when purchased through Home Depot?
        by|Mar 11, 2018
        1 Answer
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        A:  Home Depot fulfills plants through multiple vendors, and can't guarantee whether or not a crop has been treated with neonicotinoids.

        by|May 5, 2023
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          Bushes arrived bare with just a few buds. One was extremely small with just a few branches, Verdict awaits whether they will survive their first spring.
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            Very happy with these healthy plants! Thank you!
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            Arrived half dead!
            We will see if it shows more life, but it arrived half dead. Planted it anyway and it is still only showing a little life. I order another brand one and it arrived very much alive and ready to be planted. Sort of disappointed in this one. Also very small plant!
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              Very pleased, price was good & the bushes were larger than I expected. Shipped fast & well packaged, arrived in good shape. Now doing fine, would buy from HD again.
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              Loved the way it arrived, Healthy, perfectly packaged and delivered!...
              Loved the way it arrived, Healthy, perfectly packaged and delivered!
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              I was very pleased with the bush it came wrapped...
              I was very pleased with the bush it came wrapped with great care. Would definitely buy again.
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              Plants came healthy and are growing well....
              Plants came healthy and are growing well.
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              Sun Tolerance

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              Additional Characteristics

              Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Pollinator Required

              Attracts Butterflies

              None Listed

              Pollinator Required

              Organic

              Non-Organic

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