This blueberry is an early-season rabbiteye variety. Its tasty, medium-sized berries are medium blue and all ripen in a concentrated period of time. The short, early ripening season in late May through early June makes this blueberry variety a good choice for both the home gardener and the commercial grower who machine harvests. The leaves turn a stunning shade of orangey-red before dropping off in the fall.
This plant can be used to create an orchard, as a specimen plant, in a mixed shrub or perennial border and as a container plant. It will grow to be approximately 6 to 8 feet tall and 5 to 6 feet wide at maturity. Its small pink and white blossoms appear in late February to early March. Climax Blueberry is not self-fruiting and does require cross-pollination from another early-blooming variety of blueberry.
Climax Blueberry Care
Vaccinium ashei "Climax' is a warm climate variety and can be grown in USDA plant hardiness zones 9 and 10. This shrub is easy to grow, heat tolerant and generally not bothered by pests or diseases. Climax Blueberry can be planted in partial shade but prefers to grow in full sun conditions. Water regularly when first planted and during unusually dry periods to prevent the soil from drying out around the roots.
Climax Blueberry Spacing
Space individual plants at least 8 feet apart so you’ll have room to walk between them when harvesting the berries. Prune weak or damaged branches to improve fruit production.
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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.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
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.