The Northern Highbush Earliblue Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Earliblue') is an early-ripening fruit bush and one of the first Highbush to be commercially grown. This decisively modern heirloom Blueberry is long-lived, up to 30 years under optimal conditions, plus a wide range of adaptability, cold tolerance and wonderful flavor.
The upright, compact habit makes it easy to add beauty and functionality to any sized yard. Don’t forget the fragrant petite blooms that resemble fairy bells your local bees go crazy for each spring as they dangle daintily below the reddish-gray branches. The glossy, green leaves provide a rich backdrop for both the flowers and fruit and they transition to a lively burgundy-red for autumn!
It's best known for its medium to large fruit that is both wonderfully sweet and aromatic. Earliblue's fruit has a mild sweet flavor, is resistant to cracking, and ripens uniformly. Earliblue is considered one of the earliest ripening of the Northern Highbush varieties, making it a good choice for starting off your season! Include a few different varieties of other Highbush to assure pollination and a long harvest.
Earliblue is an excellent choice for container gardening where its well-mannered growth habit stands out. A fast-growing shrub, these are large and dense enough to provide fantastic privacy and screening, as well as food sustainability for you and your family! These are multi-purpose edible and ornamental landscaping shrubs, flowering accents and impressive fall color focal points!
Blueberries have long been valued for their exquisite flavor but also for their nutritional attributes. Considered superfoods, they provide some of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of any food. Many baked goods smoothies and preserves are in your future if you can beat the birds to your harvest!
Like all Blueberries, Earliblue prefers acidic soils with a pH of less than 5.5, and very moist, enriched soil, plus a healthy layer of mulch for best results. Plant in full sun for the most blooms and therefore, most fruit.
Making an investment in an Earliblue Blueberry Bush gives you delicious, healthy fruit and landscape beauty. Order today at NatureHills.com!
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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 'Earliblue'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Moderate to Moist|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple|
|Harvest Time||Early Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|
|Pruning Time||When Dormant|