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Premier Blueberry Bush

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This product does not ship to: CA, OR
  • Requires Cross Pollination
  • Cross Pollinators - Climax, Tifblue, Woodard, Rabbit Eye
  • 6 - 10 Feet Tall & Wide
  • Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Growing Zones 7 - 10

Blueberries are a healthy food high in antioxidants, and once you plant the Premier Blueberry Bush in your yard, this is a tasty treat you can easily enjoy. The Vaccinium ashei 'Premier' is a Rabbiteye variety of blueberry. This plant is low-maintenance and, once mature, can produce up to 15 pounds of blueberries during a season. White and pink bell-shaped flowers cover the plant during the early spring, and by late spring to early summer, the plant will be covered in large, dark blue fruit. The Premier Blueberry Bush grows as a perennial in USDA zones 7 through 10.

This heat-tolerant variety produces flavorful berries while also adding greenery to a space. Blueberries plants need to be cross-pollinated by other varieties, so use this plant in a row or hedge with at least 2 different types of blueberries. This deciduous plant will lose its silvery green foliage during the winter when it is dormant. New leaves emerge in the spring shortly before the blooms.

Premier Blueberry Bush Plant Care

Full sun and rich soil are necessary to grow a healthy blueberry plant. Soil should be high in organic content and have a 4.5 to 5.2 pH. This plant has medium water needs, so let the top few inches of soil dry out before giving the plant a drink. Apply a thick layer of mulch starting at the base of the plant and extending a few feet out to retain water. Blueberry plants can be fertilized using a slow-release acidic fertilizer during their second growing season. Feed the plant during the early spring and again during late spring.

Thin out lower branches that can become weighed down when covered in ripe berries because these berries may touch the ground. The plant may push out shoots, which steal energy away from the main plant, so they can be removed as they appear. Prune the plant to clean it up and remove dead or damaged growth while the plant is dormant.

Premier Blueberry Bush Plant Spacing

Give this bush room to grow because it is a large plant. The Premier Blueberry Bush can be 6 to 10 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. Blueberry bushes can be planted as close as 6 feet apart to create a hedgerow. Space the plants 10 to 12 feet apart to keep them close enough for pollinators to visit both plants while still allowing enough space for you to walk around the plant while picking berries.

Premier Blueberry Bush Information

Major Branch: Rabbit EyeSelf Fertile: No
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 10
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 6 - 10 Feet
Mature Spread: 6 - 8 Feet
Spacing: 5 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink, White
Flower Description: N/A
Bloom Period: Mid Spring
Foliage Type: Semi-Evergreen, Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green
Foliage Description: N/A
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Container Role: N/A
Uses: Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer, Good Flavor

Harvest Period: Early Season

Fruit Size: Large

Fruit Color: Light Blue

Fruit Flavor: Sweet

Brand: Southern Living Plants
Common Name: Premier Blueberry Bush
Other Name(s): N/A
Scientific Name: Vaccinum ashei 'Premier'

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
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

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

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   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
   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
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Shipping

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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.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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Planter Shipping

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