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Great Taste for Warm Climates

Southern Highbush, Mid-Season

One of the finest flavored and most widely adapted Blueberries ever released, the Southmoon Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum x Vaccinium darrowi x Vaccinium ashei x Vaccinium angustifolium) is a complex hybrid. Introduced by the University of Florida in 1995, it combines the finest traits of Highbush varieties and was backcrossed to wild low-chill native Florida varieties.

An Mid-Season bearing Southern Highbush, this variety isn't as fussy as other Blueberries. For instance, Southmoon tolerates a higher pH soil. Any soil pH up to 6.0, the plant will thrive and be productive. It does very well in sandy soil if amended with organic material.

Southmoon works particularly well in warmer climates due to its low chill requirement (it only requires 400 chill hours) and will even tolerate light frost. It ripens in in the early season. You should expect fruit in 2 or 3 years.

The upright growth of the plant lends itself to easy harvesting either by hand in the You Pick orchard, or the home garden. Commercial growers find that it is perfect for mechanical harvesting, as well.

Southmoon is a beautiful ornamental plant in the landscape or in a patio container. With its tight growth habit, it makes a wonderful (and unique) hedge plant in the landscape to block out that unwanted view.

For larger crops, we recommend planting varieties with different ripening times along with Southmoon to extend your harvest period. 

Partner plants: Misty

In areas where Blueberries don't do well in the ground, try planting Southmoon in containers. That way, it's easier to provide the perfect soil and fertility conditions. Fertilize with an organic acid fertilizer quarterly to maintain a healthy, productive plant.

Blueberries are always a lot of fun to have in the home landscape. They're not only beautiful and fruitful, but also provide a harvest that has incredible health benefits for the entire family.

Southmoon Blueberry is a terrific choice for warm climate gardens and homesteaders.

Try one today!

  • Wonderful Flavored Berry
  • Health Benefits
  • Does Well in Warm Climates
  • 400 Chill Hours to Bloom and Set Fruit
  • Can Be Used For Privacy Screen
  • Ripens Earlier than Rabbiteye Varieties

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.

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Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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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The Most Complex Low Chill Hybrid Ever

The Southmoon Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum x Vaccinium darrowi x Vaccinium ashei x Vaccinium angustifolium) is a complex hybrid introduced by the University of Florida in 1995.

Combining the finest traits of known popular Highbush varieties and backcrossing to wild low-chill Florida native varieties has resulted in one of the finest flavored and widely adapted Blueberries ever released.

From a seedling selected in 1981, the Southmoon Blueberry exhibited all the adaption qualities that the renowned researchers at the University of Florida were looking for.

This included vigorous upright growth, large berry with great firmness and flavor. But most important, a chill requirement below 400 hours. The Southmoon achieved all of these qualities.


Southmoon Blueberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Botanical Name Vaccinium x 'Southmoon'
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well drained
Moisture Average
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Green
Foliage Color Greeb
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Early Season