Takes the Cake™ Rabbiteye Blueberry

Takes the Cake™ Rabbiteye Blueberry

Vaccinium ashei 'Vernon' PP18291

Elevate your recipes and landscape with this vigorous rabbiteye blueberry that yields many large berries known for their excellent 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 Bless Your Heart™ 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

Hardy to 0°F - 10°F

Key Features

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

Flowering Season

Spring

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

In spring

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