- 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
|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|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, White|
|Bloom Period: Mid Spring|
|Foliage Type: Semi-Evergreen, Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Attracts: Birds, Butterflies|
|Uses: Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer, Good Flavor|
Self Fertile: No
Major Branch: Rabbit Eye
Harvest Period: Early Season
Fruit Size: Large
Fruit Color: Light Blue
Fruit Flavor: Sweet
|Brand: Southern Living Plants|
|Common Name: Premier Blueberry Bush|
|Scientific Name: Vaccinum ashei 'Premier'|
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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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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.