Recommended with Palmetto Blueberry Bush “Southern Highbush”
- Product Description
- Planting & Care
- Shipping Info
Palmetto â€“ Southern Highbush Blueberry
Great things can come in a smaller package and Palmetto proves it! Itâ€™s berries may be medium sized, but Palmetto has a truly outstanding flavor. Another great feature of Palmetto is it has a concentrated ripening time â€“ 75% of the berries are ripe in the first two weeks of May. Get those jam and juice jars ready! Released in 2003 by the University of Georgia. Ripens early to mid May. Considered somewhat self fertile, but bears heavier when planted with a Camellia Blueberry Bush.
(US Plant PatentÂ 16,756)
|Growing Zone||7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B|
|Mature Height||5-6 FT|
|Mature Width||3-4 FT|
|Pollinator||Needs Another Southern Highbush Variety Blueberry Bush|
Fruitscaping with Blueberry Bushes
Anywhere you want a hedge, think of blueberries first. These durable, low-maintenance shrubs have a unique misty blue cast and are truly beautiful in all seasons. In spring, dainty, bell-like white blooms cover reddish canes. Flowers are followed by blue-tinged foliage and huge clusters of powder blue fruit. In autumn they make a brilliant show as they turn from orange to scarlet to fiery red.Â Whether you are planting them down your driveway to create a fruitful entrance, or on the edge of your yard to create a beautiful low border, you will love the look of these bushes.
- Starter Fertilizer:Â Â Plant with Espoma Organic Bio-toneÂ® Starter Plus.Â This will increase root mass and help avoid transplant loss in difficult planting conditions.
- Fertilizer to Maintain:Â Blueberries will thrive with a more acidic fertilizer. We recommend Espoma Organic Holly-tone Fertilizer for all of our Blueberry Varieties.
Weâ€™re so sorryâ€¦Â but due to agricultural restrictions we cannot ship any plants outside of the United States, or to the states ofÂ California, Hawaii and Alaska. Also,Â citrus trees cannot be shipped outside of the state of Florida.
Unpacking Your Plants Guide:Â Â Prior to receiving our plants, please click this link to read our Unpacking Your Plants GuideÂ to get to know the steps to keeping your plant healthy after receiving it.
We do NOT ship bare root: Â Our trees are shipped in the same exact containers they are grown in, for the most healthy transition. The plants are watered well before they are packed and wrapped in a shipping bag to ensure they stay moist during transit.Â It’s as if you came and picked them up right from our nursery yourself!
Why do we not offer free shipping? At Just Fruits, we price all of our plants online exactly as we do in the nursery. Therefore, the shipping cost is simply what it costs for us to get your order from the nursery to you. Many competitors may increase the plants’ prices in order to hide shipping costs… we do not do that. We want our customers to see exactly what the plant costs are, separate from what the shipping costs are. That way if you decided to come visit the nursery to pick up your plants instead, you would know how much you save in shipping.
Weather Watching:Â Â We now ship all year round! However, we do watch for extreme weather. If there is extremely cold or hot weather expected around your shipment date and on your path of shipment, we will contact you and notify you that we plan to hold the shipment for the next possible shipping date with better conditions. If you ask us to still ship it, through the conditions, we will not be responsible for any damage caused to the plant & UPS will not refund any claims. We love our plants, and do not want to see them die, so we would rather wait until itâ€™s the right time to ship it, than risk losing a plant in transit.