Sunshine Blue Blueberry Bush

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Imagine picking your healthy breakfast from your very own Blueberries early in the season! Sunshine Blue Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Sunshine Blue') is a Southern Highbush selection that produces firm and tangy dime-sized berries. Sunshine Blue is an ornamental deciduous shrub that produces an abundance of delicious berries. A profuse bloomer, you'll love seeing beautiful bell-shaped white and hot pink flowers in spring. Sunshine Blue is a mid to late season variety, and the summer fruit is fantastic. You'll love the traditional richly sweet Blueberry flavor. Semi-evergreen in milder climates, the dark blue-green foliage turns to a brilliant red in the fall and remains red throughout the winter. In colder climates, the cold-hardy Sunshine Blue loses its foliage. Typically, Southern Highbush require another Blueberry selection to maximize their production. But even though Sunshine Blue will produce a larger crop with a pollinator, the amount of fruit produced without one will be plentiful. People report harvesting 5 to 10 pounds per bush! Planting and Application: A natural dwarf, Sunshine Blue's compact rounded habit makes it an ideal plant for landscape and patio container use. In a container, simply use an acidic potting soil that is labeled for Azaleas, Camelias and Rhododendrons. You'll be impressed with how fast this small plant produces! Sunshine Blue is one of the most dependably self-fruitful varieties of the Southern Highbush selections so you won’t need an entire orchard. This edible plant also has wonderful ornamental value and should be considered for use even if you won't use the fruit. (Don't worry, hungry songbirds will eat any that you don't get to!) Complement its blue tones with plants bearing bronze or reddish leaves. Productive After Only 150 Chills Hours Dwarf Size is Great for Containers Delicious Mid to Late Season Berries Tolerates High pH Better Than Most Blueberries Southern Highbush, Mid to Late Season #ProPlantTips for Care: Easy to grow, Sunshine Blue tolerates full sun and partial shade and has minimal care needs. It only requires a pH of 6.5 or below to thrive, unlike other blueberry varieties. Before new growth begins, prune off twiggy growth, leaving only the main stems to prevent overbearing. Full Sun & Part Shade Moist, Acidic Well-Drained Soil Provide a Mulched Bed Self-Fertile Dwarf Selection Prune Late Winter/Early Spring What a delight! compact habit, beautiful flowers and fall color, plus the added benefit of healthy, tasty Blueberries. We predict you'll want several of these useful Blueberry varieties, delivered to your doorstep from NatureHills.com! Order yours today! Frequently Asked Questions Are Sunshine Blueberries good? Sunshine Blue Blueberries are tangy dime-sized berries that form on a small, compact dwarf shrub. Making them a very good, low chill, fruiting bush for small locations and container gardening! How do you take care of Sunshine Blue Blueberries? Blueberry bushes do best in full sun and slightly acidic well drained soil that’s moderately moist. Prune in late winter to early spring. What type of Blueberry is Sunshine Blue? The Sunshine Blue Blueberry is a dwarf southern highbush blueberry. Are Sunshine Blue Blueberries sweet? Sunshine Blue Blueberries are firm and tangy! What Shipping Options Do You Offer? NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Sunshine Blue Blueberry Bush for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Imagine picking your healthy breakfast from your very own Blueberries early in the season! Sunshine Blue Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Sunshine Blue') is a Southern Highbush selection that produces firm and tangy dime-sized berries. Sunshine Blue is an ornamental deciduous shrub that produces an abundance of delicious berries. A profuse bloomer, you'll love seeing beautiful bell-shaped white and hot pink flowers in spring.

Sunshine Blue is a mid to late season variety, and the summer fruit is fantastic. You'll love the traditional richly sweet Blueberry flavor. Semi-evergreen in milder climates, the dark blue-green foliage turns to a brilliant red in the fall and remains red throughout the winter. In colder climates, the cold-hardy Sunshine Blue loses its foliage.

Typically, Southern Highbush require another Blueberry selection to maximize their production. But even though Sunshine Blue will produce a larger crop with a pollinator, the amount of fruit produced without one will be plentiful. People report harvesting 5 to 10 pounds per bush!

Planting and Application:

A natural dwarf, Sunshine Blue's compact rounded habit makes it an ideal plant for landscape and patio container use. In a container, simply use an acidic potting soil that is labeled for Azaleas, Camelias and Rhododendrons. You'll be impressed with how fast this small plant produces! Sunshine Blue is one of the most dependably self-fruitful varieties of the Southern Highbush selections so you won't need an entire orchard.

This edible plant also has wonderful ornamental value and should be considered for use even if you won't use the fruit. (Don't worry, hungry songbirds will eat any that you don't get to!) Complement its blue tones with plants bearing bronze or reddish leaves.

  • Productive After Only 150 Chills Hours
  • Dwarf Size is Great for Containers
  • Delicious Mid to Late Season Berries
  • Tolerates High pH Better Than Most Blueberries
  • Southern Highbush, Mid to Late Season

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Easy to grow, Sunshine Blue tolerates full sun and partial shade and has minimal care needs. It only requires a pH of 6.5 or below to thrive, unlike other blueberry varieties. Before new growth begins, prune off twiggy growth, leaving only the main stems to prevent overbearing.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Moist, Acidic Well-Drained Soil
  • Provide a Mulched Bed
  • Self-Fertile Dwarf Selection
  • Prune Late Winter/Early Spring

What a delight! compact habit, beautiful flowers and fall color, plus the added benefit of healthy, tasty Blueberries. We predict you'll want several of these useful Blueberry varieties, delivered to your doorstep from NatureHills.com! Order yours today!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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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
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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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From To S&H
0 - 19.99 18.99
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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Sunshine Blue Blueberry Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Vaccinium corymbosum 'Sunshine Blue'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink to White
Foliage Blue Green
Fall Color Red
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Southern Highbush
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant Yes