- Self Pollinates
- 6 - 7 Feet Tall & Wide
- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
You will enjoy tasty blueberry treats in no time when you plant the Blue Jay Blueberry in your garden or yard. This large bush, also known as Vaccinium corymbosum, has a mounded growth habit and produces white flowers in May that turn into large berries in a deep blue hue by August. Pollinators are drawn to the flowers and expect visits from small birds and animals once the berries are ready to harvest. Dark green foliage turns purplish-red during the fall for added color and visual interest.
Blue Jay Blueberry Care
Blue Jay Blueberry is a native plant, so it will thrive with very little care after this bush has had time to acclimate. Space plants 5 to 6 feet apart so each bush can thrive, and you can still navigate your way around the plants when the berries are ready to be picked.
Growing Blue Jay Blueberry
Plant this bush in full sun using moist, well-drained soil. The Blue Jay Blueberry is a large bush that will grow 6 to 7 feet tall and wide.
Growing Blue Jay Blueberry in Containers
Container-grown plants will require frequent watering since the soil will be quicker to dry out. One bush can grow in a 12-inch container.
Watering Blue Jay Blueberry
Routinely water this plant, especially during the spring and summer. The soil should be damp, but this plant does not like wet feet.
Feeding Blue Jay Blueberry
Feed the Blue Jay Blueberry in early spring before flowers emerge. Apply organic, acidic fertilizer to encourage new growth.
Blue Jay Blueberry Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 6 - 7 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 6 - 7 Feet|
|Spacing: 6 - 7 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Bloom Period: Spring|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Deep Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies|
|Uses: Containers, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens, For Cooking|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Native to North America|
Self Fertile: Yes
Major Branch: Northern Highbush
Harvest Period: Early to Mid Season
Fruit Size: Medium
Fruit Color: Orange/Yellow
Fruit Flavor: Mild
|Common Name: Blue Jay Blueberry|
|Scientific Name: VACCINIUM CORYMBOSUM `BLUE JAY`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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