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!
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.
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
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 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 ashei 'Climax'|
|Mature Height||6 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Harvest Time||Early Season|
|Fruiting Time||Early Season|
|Pruning Time||When Dormant|