Blueberry - Tifblue (Rabbit Eye)

Vaccinium virgatum
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9


Tifblue Blueberries is a rabbiteye blueberry wich are more cold hardy than most blueberry varieties, with a 550-600 chill hour requirement. The plant is vigorous and productive, with the berries ripening late June through July. The berries, large in size and light blue in color, can be used for eating or for ornamentation in your yard or garden. They reach a height of 6-8 feet. Tifblue Blueberries pollinate well with Brightwell or Powder Blue Blueberries.

USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
More Information: Blueberry Growing Guide


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Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
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.
Care Guide

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

Based on 8 reviews

Arrived in good shape.

Robert Brinkmeyer
Great Plant and Great Experience

Plant Me Green sends great plants that are well-boxed. And they have wonderful customer service (thanks, Ashley!). I've made three orders in rapid succession, given the excellent plants and service. And, I should add, the plants arrive super fast once they are shipped.

Angela Haga
Best condition on arrival

I have bought many bushes and trees online and I have to say, this company by far had their product show up in the best shape. Soil was still moist, branches in good shape and quick delivery when it finally was shipped. Would order from here again.

Rebecca D'Amario
Three Varities of Rabbit Eye Blueberries

As this would be my third response to your computer-generated, mindless query on the exact same subject, I assume no human associated with "Plant Me Green", Simmons, or the product itself, ever reads anything that is supplied by customers. Hence, I give zero stars now. I took the time - TWICE - to provide accurate information regarding what you sold me, and it's apparent you don't care and you certainly do not "love" receiving customer feedback!

Jessica Boyd

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!