The Blueray Blueberry Bush (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Blueray') flies high among its peers. This distinct variety was developed by Michigan State University in the late 1970s, and it is one of the best choices for the home gardener! From the delicious berries to the beautiful foliage, you will have a hard time finding a better ornamental home variety!
The delicious, sweet fruit of the Blueray ripens mid-season. The medium size berries grow in tempting clusters, and these dark blue to purple berries shine against the deep forest green foliage! The berries are mild in flavor with a firm, sweet flesh. Make some of the best pies and jam you can imagine, and they also freeze well, that is if you don't eat all of them straight from the bush!
In spring, the Blueray bush is covered with clusters of adorable bell-shaped blossoms, with petals that often blush with a hint of pink. This variety is self-fertile, but like other blueberries, you will get a better yield if you cross-pollinate it with another variety Highbush.
Pollinators will thank you for planting Blueray as they flit from blossom to blossom, and neighborhood birds love your berries as much as you, so if you don't like sharing, you might need to cover your crop with netting. This variety is also great for landscaping, surround your yard with an edible hedge and beautiful orange to red foliage in the fall.
If you are looking for a variety that is vigorous and fast-growing, you can stop your search because Blueray is both! Its berries develop the bush attractively and in unison, allowing you to pick just once, giving you pound upon pound of fruit.
Your Blueray Blueberry prefers full sun, but won't mind a bit of partial shade. Find a spot with rich soil that is moist to wet and acidic soil. Water regularly during the first year, and give it an extra drink when it is hot and dry.
Your Blueray Blueberry can live up to 30 years, giving you a delicious crop every year. Plant enough for you and your feathered friends! Order now at NatureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Vaccinium corymbosum 'Blueray'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Moisture||Moderate to Moist|
|Flower Color||Pink &White|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|