Climax Blueberry Bush

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The Climax Blueberry (Vaccinium ashei 'Climax') is a Rabbiteye-type Blueberry, introduced in 1974 by the experts at the University of Georgia. Since then, Climax quickly became the standard early-ripening Rabbiteye planted throughout the South and Southeast! Producing medium-sized sweet berries with excellent firmness and a classic flavor.

It's often said to be one of the easiest varieties for harvesting! The tight clusters of dark-blue berries are a sight to behold against the bright green foliage. Commercial growers love Climax Blueberry because the fruit ripens over a short amount of time, making a complete harvest easier.

It's also a lovely shrub that produces white and pink blooms in spring for bees, followed by an abundant fruit set. The ornamental value is tremendous with early flowering and early fruiting then comes autumn when the Climax Blueberry is ablaze in brilliant shades of scarlet red!

Planting and Application:

Climax is a moderate grower with an upright form and a somewhat spreading habit. Ideal for use anywhere in the landscape! Ensure food sustainability and privacy with these large plants that are both edible landscaping plants and incredible flowering and fall color accents!

As with all Rabbiteye selections, they are ideal in containers. Climax Blueberries are native to the Southern and Southeastern states and are thus drought and heat tolerant. They are adapted to fluctuating spring weather.

  • Dark-Blue Juicy Sweet Fruit
  • Easy Harvest
  • Early Season Rabbiteye
  • Great Fall Color
  • Can Be Grown in Large Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Climax Blueberries are native to the Southern and Southeastern states and are thus drought and heat tolerant. They are adapted to fluctuating spring weather. It only requires about 400 chill hours, and a single plant can produce a substantial crop. Climax is heat and drought tolerant, but for best results, provide plenty of moisture and fertility, plus a thick layer of mulch for insulation. Highly adaptable to a wide range of soil types and higher soil pH to 6.0

  • Full Sun & Part Sun
  • Moist to Wet, Acidic, Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • 400 Chill Hours
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Watch Nature Hills YouTube for more Blueberry Care

Blueberries are rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants, Vitamins A & C, and best of all, they're not only healthy but delicious! What better way to combine health and taste to your family's table this year than by planting the remarkable Climax Blueberry bush? Order now at!

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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.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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
#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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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Climax Blueberry Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Vaccinium ashei 'Climax'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Regular Moisture
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Fall Color Red
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Early Season
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant Yes