Blueberry - Brightwell (Rabbit Eye)

Scientific Name: Vaccinium ashei 'Brightwell'
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9.
 

$24.95

Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:

7-9.

Mature Height:

6-10 ft

Mature Width:

6-8 ft

Sunlight:

Full (6-8 hours)

Spacing:

5-6 ft for hedge; 8-10 ft individual

Chill Hours:

350-400

Growth Rate:

Fast

Harvest Time:

Early June

Year to Bear:

2-4 years

Pollinator:

Semi-Self. For larger crop plant another rabbit eye with similar chill hours. Try Austin or Powder Blue

Does Not Ship To:

AK, AZ, CA, HI, PR
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Brightwell Blueberries are rabbiteye blueberries that produce outstanding yields of deep blue, medium-sized berries. This upright, vigorous plant ripens early to mid season. The berries are delicious for eating or can serve as a pop of bright color to ornament your yard or garden. Brightwell Blueberries require 350-400 chill hours and can be planted in full sun or partial shade. Brightwells are partially self fertile and reach a mature height of 6 to 8 feet. Powder Blue and Austin Blueberries serve well as pollinators. USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
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STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.

Water regularly, especially during dry periods. Keep an area approximately 4 feet in diameter around the bush clear of grass and weeds to minimize competition for water and nutrients. Mulch in spring and fall with approximately 4-6 inches of acid mulch (pine bark, oak leaves). Pull mulch a couple of inches away from the trunk for good air circulation. Do NOT mulch with mushroom compost. Routine pruning of blueberries is unnecessary until plants are 3 years old. During this time, remove dead, damaged or diseased limbs. Cut any leggy growth so the plant will bush up. Make all cuts flush with the limb or the next largest branch. Do not leave stubs. For established rabbiteye blueberries, approximately one quarter of the oldest canes are pruned each year to encourage cane renewal. Three to four year-old canes have maximum fruit production, declining with age. Blueberries can be lightly topped right after fruit harvest to hold down the height of the plant. All heavy thinning cuts should be made in the dormant season.

Customer Reviews

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Brightwell Blueberry

The plant came quickly and in good health!

J
J.C.
Awesome bush

Came in healthy condition, produced blueberries within weeks which I did not expect. Awesome bush. Soil moist and acidic PH.

J
J.S.

I'm very pleased with this order! The bushes were healthy and bigger than I expected. Shipping was fast and the plants were packaged carefully.

D
D.G.
Nice bushes

this was a second order for me. I ordered nearly two dozen trees of various kinds in my first order. The service was excellent and trees arrived timely and in good condition. Some were taller than expected and they are all in the ground. I expect to order more in the fall.

J
J.B.
Excellent

Quickly arrived with soil still moist. It has been planted and is doing well! New growth has been showing since planting. We got to pick a small handful of blueberries a day for a couple of weeks :)
Would buy again!

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