Vaccinium corymbosum 'O'Neal'

Blueberry, Southern Highbush

$ 14.95

Item #: 1538
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Vaccinium corymbosum occurs throughout all of eastern North America but O'Neal might be the best blueberry for the southeast because it requires relatively few chill hours (the minimum hours at a low temperature in order to set fruit), and it is self-fertile so you do not need 2 different kinds. 'O'Neal' averages 4-6 feet tall and 6 feet wide. The fruit ripens early, and has a good yield of large, very tasty berries. Blueberries are almost a perfect landscape shrub. They are easy to grow. They are very attractive when in flower and during the summer, and they have great fall foliage color before the leaves fall off. Plus, of course, the berries are excellent tasting and very good for you. Blueberries prefer full sun and good, acidic soil that is moist but well drained. Every home needs to have a few different kinds of blueberries planted just outside the kitchen door!

 

Characteristics

Showy Berry Fruit

Good Fall Color

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Shrub

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Organic, Average, Clay

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist

Size

full quart

Height

36in or taller

Flower Color

White/whitish, Pink

Bloom Time

Mid spring

Spread

6ft

Hardiness Zones

7, 8, 9