Bless Your Heart™ Rabbiteye Blueberry

Bless Your Heart™ Rabbiteye Blueberry

Vaccinium ashei 'Alapaha' PP16266

Elevate your recipes and landscape with this vigorous rabbiteye blueberry that yields many medium to large berries known for their appealing color, flavor, firmness and shelf life. White flowers grace this disease and pest resistant shrub. You’ll love its compact, upright habit, heat tolerance and versatility in the garden (and kitchen). Plant with Takes the Cake™ or other rabbiteye varieties for best fruit set.

Bloom/Feature

White flowers appear in early spring followed by fruit

Plant Type

New IntroductionsShrubs

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

USDA Zones

7, 8, 9

Zone Detail

Key Features

Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Compact Habit, Cut Flowers, Disease / Pest Resistance

Use

Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Planting

Exposure

Full Sun

Water

Medium

Soil Type

Well-drained garden soil

Fertilizer

Yearly in early spring

Dimensions

4-5' H x 3-4' W

Pruning

After flowering 

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in Full Sun
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants