Takes the Cake™ Rabbiteye Blueberry

Vaccinium ashei ‘Vernon’ PP18291 Home » The Collection » Takes the Cake™ Rabbiteye 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 Bless Your Heart™ or other late-blooming rabbiteye varieties for best fruit set.
Takes the Cake™ Rabbiteye Blueberry
Feature Prolific berries; spring blooms; fall foliage color
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, Heat Tolerance, Tolerates Clay Soil, Winter / Fall Foliage Color
Landscape Use Accent, Border, Container, Foundation Planting, Hedge
Exposure Full sun
Flowering Season Spring
Dimensions 4-5 ft H x 3-4 ft W
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Type Evergreen
Water Needs Medium Water Once Established
Soil Well-drained garden soil
Fertilizer Fertilize yearly in early spring
Pruning Prune in early spring before first flush

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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