The fruit on this deciduous rabbiteye blueberry varieties ripens in mid-season. The fruit size is small to medium that turns a pretty shade of light blue when ripe. This plant produces delicate bell-shaped white flowers in the spring that bees will love. The burgundy red fall color of the leaves is outstanding. A full-size plant can produce up to 15 pounds of berries a year making it a great choice for blueberry lovers.
Vaccinium virgatum 'Tifblue' is a quality choice to add to an existing blueberry patch, home orchard or mixed shrub and perennial border. It can also be used to create a privacy screen during the growing season. Tifblue is one of the larger varieties of blueberries available. It can quickly grow up to 15 feet in height and 10 feet wide in an upright form at maturity. Prune to keep the size in check if desired. This blueberry variety was released in 1955 by the University of Georgia and the United States Department of Agriculture-ARS.
Tifblue Blueberry Care
Trim older canes if the plant becomes too dense for adequate airflow and berry production space. Blueberries shrubs are generally pest and disease-free. The biggest pest threat will be from hungry birds. Cover your blueberries shrubs with netting to protect your harvest. Tifblue Blueberry is self-fruitful, but you’ll have a better chance for cross-pollination to occur resulting in a more productive harvest when multiple varieties of blueberries are planted close to each other. Plant Tifblue Blueberry in USDA plant hardiness zones 6 to 9 in full sun to partial shade conditions. It’s one of the most cold-tolerant rabbiteye varieties available.
Tifblue Blueberry Spacing
Space plants 5 to 6 feet apart to create a hedge and 8 to 10 feet apart to leave room to maneuver around the plant when harvesting or pruning.
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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: 7-10 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:
Winter to Early Spring
- Is it warm enough to plant in the customer’s growing zone?
- What areas does the plant has to travel through from our nursery to your home?
- Is the plant at the nursery ready to ship.
- The plants from the South will naturally be ready sooner than the plants from the North (If you have questions or concerns about when a plant will ship please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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
Fall into Winter
- We’ll ship all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!
- Get your order in now to reserve you plants for Spring planting!
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.