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O'Neal Blueberry

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Often considered to have the best flavor of the Southern highbush, large dark blue fruit matures very early from summer to early fall. Needs only 400 hours of chill. Evergreen foliage in mild winters or turns brilliant red before falling in cold climates. Photo credit: Richard Shiell


  • Full Sun

  • Moderate

  • Height
    3 - 5 feet

  • Spread
    4—7 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Provide an acidic, well-drained soil. Water regularly during the growing season to maintain a deep, extensive root system. Before new growth begins, prune off twiggy growth, leaving only main stems to prevent overbearing; feed with an acidic fertilizer.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Vaccinium x 'O'Neal' (Southern Highbush)
Plant Type Fruit, Shrubs
Plant Subtype EDIBLE BERRIES/FRUIT
Foliage Color Green
Light Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 5 - 9
Height 3 - 5 feet
Spread 4—7 feet
Special Uses Edible, Fall Color, Low Chill Requirement
Flower Color White
Bloom Time Spring

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