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Climax Blueberry Bush

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The Climax Blueberry is a variety from the Rabbiteye family. The Rabbiteye blueberry bush is classified as a vigorously fruit bearing plant that is naturally heat tolerant. Because of its ability to tolerate heat and its susceptibility to cold climates, the Rabbiteye blueberry bush is well suited for planting in the Southeastern US.

The Climax is a popular Rabbiteye variety. It is a blueberry bush that produces early in the season with a high yield of large, dark blue berries. Blooming in February to early March, the Climax Blueberry bush will be covered in tiny white and pink flowers. The Climax blueberry bush can reach to an astounding size. Generally growing to 6-8 ft. tall, the Climax blueberry bush will provide an abundance of blueberries year after year. The Climax blueberry bush will produce ripe fruit from May to June in the southern growing region.

The Climax Blueberry plant can be planted in partial shade to full sun, but is recommended to plant in full sun to obtain the highest possible fruit yield. When planted in full sun, ensure that the plant receives regular water to avoid allowing the soil to dry out. Many blueberry varieties are self-fruiting; however, the Climax Blueberry requires cross pollination to produce fruit. Below are some recommendations for the most effective cross pollinators.

Blueberries are categorized as a super fruit. High in vitamin C, antioxidants, and low in calories; blueberries are a great snack that are highly beneficial to your health. The Climax Blueberry produces firm berries that are sweet and juicy. The fruit can be enjoyed raw, or used in baking and jelly production. For a fruit bearing plant that remains stable and faithful for years to come, the Climax blueberry bush will meet your standards.

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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
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 Triple Berry 7-9 May-July Medium sized berries and sweet flavor No 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
Shipping Restriction AZ, CA, OR, WA
Soil Type Acidic, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Bloom Color White

How To Care

When planting your Climax 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 a balanced, slow release fertilizer like 10-10-10, preferably for acid loving plants. Bluberries 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 Climax variety requires a pollinator, like Premier or Tifblue, 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 extemely 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, OR, WA
Soil Type Acidic, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Bloom Color White

Landscape Ideas

The Climax Blueberry will be great in any area of your landscaping as long as its growing requirements are met. This bush looks great as a hedge due to its heavy foliage and great fall color. Use it in a mass planting or even as a specimen; just be sure to allow room for it to spread its limbs. Make your own backyard blueberry orchard and plant these bushes in a row with different blueberry varieties! Enjoy your personal blueberry harvest, right from your backyard.

Shipping Restriction AZ, CA, OR, WA
Soil Type Acidic, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Bloom Color White

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We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in transit over the weekend during the summer months. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. We guarantee that your plants arrive at the highest quality possible.

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KB
08/30/2019
Kevin B.
United States United States

Great experience

Very pleased with how quick and good condition my blueberry plants came in. First time I have ordered but would definitely use again if I need.

MP
07/20/2019
Maggie P.
United States United States

Beautiful berries

My plants showed up in no time, and carefully packaged. They were in the ground that evening and look as beautiful and lush as they can be. I am so excited I ordered them from you.

Maggie P. verified customer review of Climax Blueberry Bush
HF
07/18/2019
Hanna F.
United States United States

Blueberry

The plants came well packed and look great

EA
07/15/2019
Edgar A.
United States United States

Main plants are very healthy

The Camelia and Gardenia were in good health despite a pretty hammered box. The Blueberry had brown tips on leafs. All three plants were sent to the wrong location. Luckily, someone there called the number on the box. As hot as it has been down here, that would have been a disaster of the plants had been rerouted back and fourth. I gave four stars due to inconvenience and condition of blueberry.

Edgar A. verified customer review of Climax Blueberry Bush
ER
06/26/2019
Esther R.
United States United States

Excellent

All 3 plants were in excellent condition. Planted them in larger containers and they are doing well.

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