Make your landscape as delicious as it is beautiful with the Becki Blue Blueberry. This Rabbiteye variety is known as Vaccinium ashei ‘Becky Blue.’ It is an upright branching plant that is low-maintenance and provides an abundant harvest. White and pink blooms emerge in early spring and give way to fruit ready to be picked mid-spring to early summer. This plant grows as a perennial in USDA zones 6 through 9.
The Becki Blue Blueberry is a large plant that can be 6 to 10 feet tall. This plant is deciduous and will drop its foliage during the winter when it is dormant. As a fruit-bearing shrub, this plant will attract butterflies and birds. In this instance, birds can be a nuisance since they may eat berries, so monitor the crop and pick when the fruit is fully ripe. Plant the Becki Blue Blueberry in a hedge with other varieties.
Becki Blue Blueberry Plant Care
The Becki Blue Blueberry requires full sun. Blueberries need rich soil high in organic matter. The soil should also be acidic and have a pH of 4.5 to 5.2. Water when the top few inches of the soil is dry and place mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture. Do not feed the plant the first year it is planted, and use a slow-release acidic fertilizer in early spring before buds appear and again during late spring.
Remove lower branches as necessary to keep fruit from touching the ground. Trim away shoots to direct energy into the plant and fruit production. Prune dead growth in the fall when the plant is dormant. Blueberry plants need to be cross-pollinated and require other varieties nearby to produce fruit. Plant the Becki Blue Blueberry near at least 2 different varieties of blueberry at least 6 feet apart to promote cross-pollination.
Becki Blue Blueberry Plant Spacing
The Becki Blue Blueberry can be 6 to 10 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Plant in an area where the shrub will receive plenty of sunlight, but the plant will not block other plants. Space plants 10 to 12 feet apart, so it is easy to move around the plant when picking berries. Create a dense hedge by spacing plants 6 feet apart.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.