Powder Blue Blueberry
Resistant to Late Freezes
Powder Blue Blueberry, Vaccinium ashei 'Powder Blue', is a deciduous shrub that produces delicious, healthy fruit. Plant several for an eye-catching hedge along your home, or even just one to partake of its amazing fruit.
Your Powder Blue Blueberry will produce delicate white flowers in late spring/early summer. This is especially wonderful, not just for its beauty but because a late bloom helps protect your blueberry bush from late freezes. Ripening mid to late season, the berries are large and light blue.
The effect of the clusters (of up to 50), of pretty berries against the green foliage is enchanting, only contributed to by the powdered look of the berries (as if sprinkled with fairy dust as they await the excitement of the harvest). Foliage hues of red and yellow in fall round out the ornamental display of this exceptional blueberry bush.
Powder Blue Blueberry is a rabbiteye type, so named because the berries are pink before transitioning to their ripe blue. Rabbiteye blueberries are known for being sweeter, hardier and have a tendency to freeze better. Blueberries are also known overall for their health benefits, filled with vitamins and antioxidants among other beneficial attributes.
Powder Blue Blueberry is a deciduous shrub with an upright nature and is quite hardy overall. Powder Blue will adapt to a variety of soil types and is generally long lived. Cross-pollination will give you the best crop, so plant it with other blueberry bushes for optimal performance.
Powder Blue Blueberry is not only delicious and lovely, but will even avoid being damaged by late freezes. It's an exceptional blueberry variety to be sure, and one you won't want to miss this year!
- High yielding
- Mid to late season fruit
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
|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|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Vaccinium ashei 'Powder Blue'|
|Mature Height||6 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 10 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|