Vaccinium ashei 'Brightwell'

Brightwell Rabbiteye Blueberry

$7.88 | 3 G | 25 Avail. | $43.88

3 G Weight: 45.0 lb

$7.88 | 7 G | 40 Avail. | $34.50

7 G Weight: 85.0 lb

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Brightwell Rabbiteye Blueberry is a vigorous upright deciduous shrub with a low chill requirement that produces large quantities of sweet light blue blueberries that ripen midseason.  The elliptical blue-green foliage turns shades of yellow-orange in fall. The white flower clusters bloom later than other varieties in mid-spring. Grows best with full sun and rich, moist acidic well-drained soils.  Brightwell should be planted with others to cross-pollinate and increase yield. 




6' - 10'


4’ - 6'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 9


Full SunPartial Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Spring, Summer, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance. Water regularly and mulch.  Prune as needed in late winter. Chlorosis may occur in high PH soils.  Blight, rot, anthracnose, canker, and mildew are occasional problems. Blueberry maggot, fruit worms, and spotted wing drosophila can damage the fruit.  Mummy berry is a fungal disease that shrivels and dries the fruit- remove effected fruit immediately if spotted.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasWoodland Gardens, Rock Gardens, Hedges, Foundation Plantings, Edible Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Myrica, California Lilac, Thyme

Image: Photo by Bottoms Nursery, , Brightwell Blueberry

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