Bluejay Highbush Blueberry Bush

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The Bluejay Northern Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluejay') flies high among its peers. Michigan State University developed this distinct variety in the late 1970s, and it is one of the best choices for the home gardener! From the fairy-like blossoms that bees adore, the lush green foliage that becomes a dizzying array of yellows, oranges, reds and purple, or the delicious mid-season berries, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better variety for the home garden!

Vigorous and fast-growing, in spring, this Highbush Blueberry is covered with clusters of adorable bell-shaped blossoms, with petals that often blush with a hint of pink. Its berries develop in unison, allowing you to pick just once, and one bush will give you pounds upon pounds of fruit to enjoy!

Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 8, the delicious, sweet fruit of the Bluejay ripens mid-season, forming medium-sized berries growing in tempting clusters, and these dark blue to purple berries shine against the deep forest green foliage. The berries are mild in flavor with firm, sweet flesh, for some of the best pies and jam you can imagine, and they also freeze well, if you have any left!

Planting and Application:

A boon to wildlife, pollinators will thank you for planting Bluejay, as they flit from blossom to blossom. Neighborhood birds will also love your berries as much as you, so if you don't like sharing, you might need to use netting - or just plant a few extra and have a larger harvest per shrub to benefit all! Plant multiple Bluejay bushes or mix things up with other Northern Highbush Blueberries.

This variety is also great for edible landscaping! Surround your yard with a flowering hedge, that transforms into beautiful orange, yellow and red in the fall. Tall and wide enough for great screening and privacy, while providing habitat, food sustainability and beauty to your gardens! Prune smaller yet for porch and patio container gardening too!

  • Mild & Sweet Firm Berries
  • Deliciously Sweet & Beautiful Fruit
  • Northern Highbush - Ripens Mid-Season
  • Bears A Good Crop In The 2nd Or 3rd Year
  • Blooms Later In Spring To Help Avoid Frosts

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Your Highbush Blueberry prefers full sun, but won't mind some partial shade, however, you will notice fewer flowers and therefore less fruit. Find a spot with rich soil that is moist to wet, preferring acidic soil, and plant with plenty of peat moss and mulch. Water regularly the first year, and provide extra water when it is hot and dry. Prune when dormant to control shape and size, and keep the interior open to sun and air penetration.

  • Full Sun
  • Moist Well-Drained SoilSlightly Acidic Conditions & Regular Fertility
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  • 800-1000 Chill Hours
  • Self-Fertile - Larger Crops With Another Northern Highbush

This variety is self-fertile, but after one taste, you will want to get multiple Bluejay Highbush Blueberry bushes! Firm, sweet, and easy to grow, you will not hesitate to grab extras! Hurry and order this perfect home garden fruiting shrub today at!

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Bluejay Highbush Blueberry Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluejay'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 5 - 7 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 7 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange, Red, Purple
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No