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Woodard Rabbiteye Blueberry

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$18.99
  • Produces medium to large berries in late spring to early summer
  • Matures to 5-6' wide by 5-6' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 8 - 10
  • Plant in full sun
  • Does not ship to CA or OR
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Description

The Woodard Rabbiteye Blueberry is one of the oldest Rabbiteye varieties around, and it's still one of the best! It's is one of the earliest fruiting blueberries around, as it only requires 350 Chill Hours (Chill Hours are the number of hours under 45 degrees that a plant needs to produce fruit). White bell-shaped blooms cover this shrub in early spring. Then, medium to large dark blue blueberries mature in late spring to early summer. This fruit is rich in antioxidants and very tasty. You can feel good about feeding your family healthy fruit every year grown in your very own garden!

The foliage is bluish-green in hue and lightly glossy. Before losing its leaves in winter, its foliage takes on an orange-red hue in fall.

This selection is naturally heat-tolerant which makes it well suited for growing in the southern United States.

Reaches a mature size of 5-6' W x 5-6' H.

We do not guarantee that they will be fruiting or flowering on arrival. Our priority is providing quality landscape plants that are ready to perform beautifully over time.

*The Woodard Rabbiteye Blueberry is a deciduous/semi-evergreen plant and will go dormant during the winter months. When this plant is ordered during the Fall/Winter expect seasonal foliage decline(discoloration, spots, leaf drop) or the plant to arrive completely dormant.*

Woodard Rabbiteye Blueberry Care

It's hardy from USDA Zones 8-10. This is a deciduous variety that will lose its leaves yearly in late fall to early winter. New leaves will emerge in spring.

Grows best with Full Sun exposure.

Water 2-3 times per week for the first growing season. After the first growing season, provide supplementary water in times of extended drought and/or heat.

Plant in slightly acidic soil with good drainage for best results. Alkaline soil may lead your plant to struggle over time.

Fertilize in early spring with organic acidic plant fertilizer.

Suggested Cross Pollinators

Planting with other varieties of Rabbiteye Blueberries for cross-pollination vastly increases and improves fruit production. Two reliable pollinators for this selection include the Climax Rabbiteye Blueberry and Premier Rabbiteye Blueberry.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

How to Space Your Woodard Rabbiteye Blueberry

For a hedge of blueberry bushes, plant 4-5 feet apart center-to-center. Plant 6+ feet apart for best plantings.

  • Scientific Name
    Vaccinum ashei 'Woodard'
  • Hardiness Zone
    8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Deciduous
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Disease Tolerant, Flowering, Sun Loving
  • Feature Color
    Blue, Green
  • Uses
    Container, Hedge
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Summer

Growing Zones : 8, 9, and 10

Map of USDA Zones 8-10

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The Woodard Rabbiteye Blueberry is one of the oldest Rabbiteye varieties around, and it's still one of the best! It's is one of the earliest fruiting blueberries around, as it only requires 350 Chill Hours (Chill Hours are the number of hours under 45 degrees that a plant needs to produce fruit). White bell-shaped blooms cover this shrub in early spring. Then, medium to large dark blue blueberries mature in late spring to early summer. This fruit is rich in antioxidants and very tasty. You can feel good about feeding your family healthy fruit every year grown in your very own garden!

The foliage is bluish-green in hue and lightly glossy. Before losing its leaves in winter, its foliage takes on an orange-red hue in fall.

This selection is naturally heat-tolerant which makes it well suited for growing in the southern United States.

Reaches a mature size of 5-6' W x 5-6' H.

We do not guarantee that they will be fruiting or flowering on arrival. Our priority is providing quality landscape plants that are ready to perform beautifully over time.

*The Woodard Rabbiteye Blueberry is a deciduous/semi-evergreen plant and will go dormant during the winter months. When this plant is ordered during the Fall/Winter expect seasonal foliage decline(discoloration, spots, leaf drop) or the plant to arrive completely dormant.*

Woodard Rabbiteye Blueberry Care

It's hardy from USDA Zones 8-10. This is a deciduous variety that will lose its leaves yearly in late fall to early winter. New leaves will emerge in spring.

Grows best with Full Sun exposure.

Water 2-3 times per week for the first growing season. After the first growing season, provide supplementary water in times of extended drought and/or heat.

Plant in slightly acidic soil with good drainage for best results. Alkaline soil may lead your plant to struggle over time.

Fertilize in early spring with organic acidic plant fertilizer.

Suggested Cross Pollinators

Planting with other varieties of Rabbiteye Blueberries for cross-pollination vastly increases and improves fruit production. Two reliable pollinators for this selection include the Climax Rabbiteye Blueberry and Premier Rabbiteye Blueberry.

Pot size

  • 2.4 Gallon
  • 2.5 Quart
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