||O'Neal Southern Blueberry
Southern highbush variety (low chill hours, heat tolerant). Often considered to have the best flavor of the these varieties, with large dark blue fruit that matures very early and for an extensive season. Attractive gray-green foliage remains evergreen in mild winters; turns brilliant red before falling in colder climates.
Blueberry bushes are easy to grow and produce fruits that bring a healthy addition to your diet. They can be planted directly in the ground, grown as shrubs to landscape your yard, or even grown in decorative pots to add a pop of color to your patio.
||Large fruit, especially sweet and flavorful
||Moderate growing; rounded, spreading form reaches 5 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide. Suitable for containers or growing in the ground.
||Yes, but planting with other varieties will yield more fruit
||Spring: White bell shaped flowers
||Plant in full sun (minimum 6 hours)
||Best grown in acidic (pH of 4.8 to 5.2), organically rich, medium to wet, well-drained soil. Shallow, fibrous roots need constant moisture and good drainage. Plants appreciate a good organic mulch.
|Planting and Care Tip:
How to grow blueberries in containers for small spaces