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Woodard Rabbiteye Blueberry

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This product does not ship to: CA, OR
  • Requires Cross Pollination
  • Cross Pollinators - Climax, Premier Bush
  • 5 - 6 Feet Tall & Wide
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Growing Zones 9 - 10

The Vaccinium ashei 'Woodard' is a Rabbiteye variety of blueberry known for glossy foliage and an early crop of high-quality berries. Once established, this vigorously growing plant can provide up to 15 pounds of blueberries, meaning you will have enough of a crop to make pies, muffins, and more. Bell-shaped white flowers first appear in the early spring and look striking against the glossy bluish-green foliage. The plant will be covered in medium to large dark blue fruit by late spring or early summer.

This plant is heat-tolerant, allowing it to easily handle the warm temperatures of USDA zones 8 through 10, where it grows as a perennial. Expect this shrub to top out around 6 feet tall, making it a good size plant but still manageable. Plant this bush in a hedge or a row with other types of blueberries to allow for cross-pollination. The leaves will turn a shade of red-orange in the fall before dropping from this deciduous bush in the winter.

Woodard Rabbiteye Blueberry Plant Care

Blueberry plants need full sun and rich, acidic soil. The soil should have a pH of 4.5 to 5.2. This plant has medium water needs, and it will need more water during the growing season when it is bearing fruit. Water when the top couple of inches of soil feels dry. Use mulch around the plant base to help prevent evaporation and keep the roots damp longer. Blueberry bushes do not need to be fed during their first year but apply a slow-release acidic fertilizer starting in the second year.

Trim away shoots and thin out lower branches to prevent fruit from sagging to the ground. Prune the plant to remove dead growth when the plant is dormant. Plant at least 2 different blueberry bushes in the same area to promote cross-pollination.

Woodard Rabbiteye Blueberry Plant Spacing

The Woodard Rabbiteye Blueberry bush grows about 5 to 6 feet tall and just as wide once mature. Space plants 4 to 5 feet apart if you want a lush hedge of foliage, or place the plants about 6 feet apart to allow room to move around the plants.

Woodard Rabbiteye Blueberry Bush Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 10
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 5 - 6 Feet
Mature Spread: 5 - 6 Feet
Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Early Spring
Foliage Type: Semi-Evergreen, Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green, Orange, Red
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Consistent
Resists: Disease
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Hedges & Privacy, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Self Fertile: No

Major Branch: Rabbit Eye

Harvest Period: Mid Season

Fruit Size: Large

Fruit Color: Light Blue

Fruit Flavor: Sweet and Juicy

Brand: Southern Living Plants
Common Name: Woodard Rabbiteye Blueberry Bush
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Vaccinum ashei 'Woodard'

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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