Brightwell Blueberry Bush

Vaccinium virgatum
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The Brightwell Blueberry plant is a variety of Rabbiteye Blueberry. Rabbiteye blueberries perform well in the Southern US due to their abilities to withstand high heat and tolerate drought. The blueberries are highly productive and grow vigorously while also being adaptable to most conditions. Rabbiteye blueberries are self-fruiting, but it is recommended to plant more than one variety for the best fruit production. The Brightwell blueberry bush pairs well with Tifblue. The Brightwell Blueberry has an upright growth habit that produces foliage and fruit vigorously with a height that can reach up to 10 feet! Flowering starts in late spring to early summer. Expect an abundance of ripe fruit in mid to late summer. Green foliage is prominent in the growing season, while fall gives way to a beautiful shade of red. The Brightwell Blueberry Bush requires full sun and acidic soil. Keep this in mind when choosing a spot to plant your blueberry bush. Cross pollination is essential for blueberry production, so it is advised to plant more than one variety. Brightwell pairs well with Premier. Your Brightwell Blueberry can be trimmed back once it is established. Prune in late winter or very early spring.



Blueberry Comparison Chart - Self-Fertile
Blueberry Bush Grow Zones Ripening Season Details Needs Pollinator Suggested Pollinator Pink Lemonade 4-8 July - August Medium-large sized berries. Pink color and sweet flavor No but recommended for higher yield Any Georgia Gem 7-9 May - June Medium sized berries, sweet flavor with a hint of tart No but recommended for higher yield Any Jersey 4-7 August Medium-large sized berries. Dark blue & sweet No but recommended for higher yield Any Blueray 4-7 July Extra-large berries. Blue & very sweet No but recommended for higher yield Any Toro 4-7 June - August Large sized berries and sweet flavor No but recommended for higher yield Any Bluecrop 7-9 July Produces big clusters of large, all-purpose berries No but recommended for higher yield Any Blueberry Comparison Chart - Not Self-Fertile Blueberry Bush Grow Zones Ripening Season Details Needs Pollinator Suggested Pollinator Premier 7-9 May - June Large Berries, light blue color, and excellent flavor Yes Brightwell, Climax Climax 7-9 May - June Medium sized berries and sweet flavor Yes Brightwell, Premier, Tifblue, Powderblue Tifblue 7-9 June - July Medium sized berries, light blue color, sweet and tart flavor Yes Brightwell, Climax, Premier, Powderblue Powderblue 7-9 June - July Medium-large sized berries. Light blue color and sweet flavor Yes Tifblue, Brightwell, Climax, Premier Brightwell 7-10 June - July Medium-large sized berries. Light blue color and sweet flavor Yes Climax, Premier, Tifblue, Powderblue
growing zone 7-9
Shipping Restriction AZ, CA
Soil Type Acidic
Sunlight Full Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Red
Bloom Color White

How To Care

When planting your Brightwell Blueberry be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new plant to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant your Blueberry almost any time of the year. Blueberry shrubs thrive in full sun and well-drained, moist, acidic soil. If you have alkaline soil, be sure to amend your soil. To acidify your soil amend with compost, elemental sulfur, or use fertilizers specific for acid loving plants. Mulching with pine straw or pine bark will help over time as they begin to break down, but are not an immediate solution. To improve drainage in something like a heavy clay soil, add compost and be sure to loosen up the soil well before planting. Water deeply when planting and 2-3 times weekly for 3 months while your Blueberry plant is establishing. During the growing and fruiting seasons, a blueberry will do best if the soil is kept moist. Adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch is highly recommended for Blueberry bushes. Mulching helps to maintain soil moisture and gives added protection during extreme temperatures. Fertilize in spring with our balanced, Very Berry fertilizer, preferably for acid loving plants. 

very berry fertilizer


Blueberries grown in containers will need fertilized 3 or 4 times per year during the growing season as nutrients leech out of the pot when you water. Prune your Blueberries in late winter to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches and to maintain size. The Brightwell variety requires a pollinator, like Premier, to produce a good crop of berries. The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. The biggest pests of blueberries is birds. You can put up bird netting to protect your crop. If positioned properly, this is an extremely effective deterrent. Most insect pests feed on the leaves of blueberries. You can treat most of these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. Blueberry Bushes can occasionally encounter fungal issues. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection. Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests. The entire shrub must be coated in order for this method to be effective.
Shipping Restriction AZ, CA
Soil Type Acidic
Sunlight Full Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Red
Bloom Color White

Landscape Ideas

Blueberry bushes make a great addition to any landscaping. They can be used as a hedge, put into a mass planting with multiple varieties, or even used as a specimen plant. As long as their basic needs are met, blueberries will thrive wherever you decide to add them to your landscape. These bushes look great when they are planted 5 feet apart in a row.

Learn when to prune your flowering shrubs.

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Shipping Restriction AZ, CA
Soil Type Acidic
Sunlight Full Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Red
Bloom Color White

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