- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
With the Perpetua® Blueberry, you not only get beautiful deep green foliage but delicious, antioxidant-rich blueberries you can use for baking, smoothies, and healthy fruit salads. This evergreen plant will offer you two crops of small, tasty berries that grow after the spring bloom in midsummer and again during fall. You can harvest your blueberries between June and August. If you want to can your blueberries, be sure to do so in a boiling water bath canner or pressure canner. You should prune your plant in early springtime to get rid of any damaged and non-fruiting branches.
Perpetua® Blueberry Plant Care
You should aim to plant your Perpetua® Blueberry plant either in the middle of October or in early spring when freeze danger is no longer a concern. Plant it in an area with partial or full sun and use well-draining acidic soil with a pH ranging from 4.5 to 5.5. Dig a hole that is about twice the size of your plant’s root and pat the soil down gently after burying it to eliminate any air pockets. You can add about a 3-inch layer of mulch to prevent weeds from growing and to ensure the soil remains moist. Allow for 4 feet of space between each plant.
Growing Perpetua® Blueberry Plants
You can get tasty blueberries within your first year with an adequate amount of sunlight. Upon reaching maturity, your plant will be 4 to 5 feet tall.
Growing Perpetua® Blueberry Plants in Containers
If planting in a pot, make sure the pot you use is twice the size of your plant’s root ball. It must also have holes that allow for easy drainage so excess water can escape the soil effortlessly. Furthermore, you should leave at least an inch of empty space from the top of the soil to the pot’s rim.
Watering Perpetua® Blueberry Bushes
Water your plant once per week. Mulching will also help your soil stay moist.
Feeding Perpetua® Blueberry Bushes
You can use an acidic fertilizer like the ones that are typically used for azaleas. The best time to fertilize your plant is in early spring. You can use one cup of fertilizer per foot of branch spread to grow strong, tasty blueberries.
Perpetua® Blueberry Bush Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Red|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Fall Interest|
|Resists: Pests & Insects|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds|
|Uses: Containers, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Perpetua® Blueberry|
|Scientific Name: VACCINIUM X `PERPETUA`|
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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
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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.