Bless Your Heart® Rabbiteye Blueberry

Vaccinium ashei ‘Alapaha’ PP16266 Home » The Collection » Bless Your Heart® Rabbiteye This vigorous upright rabbiteye blueberry yields white flowers and many large berries known for their appealing color, flavor, firmness and shelf life. Disease, pest resistant; heat tolerant. Plant with other rabbiteye varieties for best fruit set.
Bless Your Heart® Rabbiteye Blueberry
Feature Prolific berries; spring blooms; plant with Takes the Cake for more berries
USDA Zones Hardy to 0°F to 10°F USDA zones 7–9
Sunset Zones 8, 9, 14–24, 26, 28, 31, 33, 35
Special Features Attracts Pollinators, Compact habit, Disease / Pest Resistance, Easy Care, Edible, Winter / Fall Foliage Color
Landscape Use Accent, Container, Foundation Planting, Low Hedge, Mass planting
Exposure Full sun
Flowering Season Spring
Dimensions 4-5 ft H x 3-4 ft W
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Type Deciduous
Water Needs Medium Water Once Established
Soil Well-drained garden soil
Fertilizer Fertilize yearly in early spring
Pruning Prune After Fruiting

Planting Instructions

  • Water before planting
  • Plant in Full sun
  • Dig hole 2X the width of pot
  • Plant 1–2" above ground soil level, backfill hole with soil
  • Water deeply to settle;  add more soil if needed
  • Mulch 1–2” deep around plant, avoiding area closest to stem

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