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Brightwell Blueberry

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$39.99
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 6 - 10 Feet
  • Mature Spread 6 - 10 Feet
  • Growing Zones 7 - 9

The Brightwell Blueberry is a vigorous, adaptable grower that produces sweet, medium-sized fruit. This Rabbiteye blueberry variety, also known as Vaccinium ashei ‘Brightwell’, is cold hardy, making it a good choice in areas with chilly winter weather. This cultivar is also heat and drought tolerant, thriving in areas with intense summer weather.

White flowers emerge in late spring or early summer, and fruit is ready to pick by mid to late summer. A mature Brightwell Blueberry bush can produce up to 15 pounds of fruit annually. Pointed leaves are green throughout the spring and summer but turn a fiery red by fall.

Brightwell Blueberry Care  

Plant Brightwell Blueberry bushes in full sun. Provide moist, well-drained soil with high organic content and an acidic pH. Prune in late winter or early spring to remove crossed or old branches and maintain a pleasing shape. This shrub requires cross-pollination to set fruit, so include it in an area with other Rabbiteye blueberries.

Growing Brightwell Blueberry 

It can take two years for a Brightwell Blueberry shrub to bear fruit. Mature bushes reach 6 to 10 feet tall and wide. Space shrubs 6 feet apart when creating a hedge, or allow more space to move around the shrub to pick berries easily.

Grow blueberry shrubs in a container for flexible placement options in the landscape, or enjoy the plant on a deck or balcony. Use a container that measures 24 inches wide. Place the container in full sun and keep the soil moist.

Watering Brightwell Blueberry 

This blueberry shrub requires deep and consistent water for the first growing season. Established plants are drought tolerant but should be watered regularly when the flowers bloom until the harvest is complete. A thick layer of organic mulch retains moisture and protects the roots from hot temperatures.

Feeding Brightwell Blueberry 

Support an abundant harvest by applying a balanced fertilizer in the spring. Test the soil and use an acidic product if necessary. Container-grown shrubs need four doses of fertilizer throughout the growing season. 

Brightwell Blueberry Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 9
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 6 - 10 Feet
Mature Spread: 6 - 10 Feet
Spacing: 6 - 8 Feet
Habit: Mounded, Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description: White Shades
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators
Brand:
Common Name: Brightwell Blueberry
Other Name(s): Blueberry
Scientific Name: Vaccinium ashei ‘Brightwell’
SKU:
123PLA0184-npn

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
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Summer

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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