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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
The Hi bush Blueberry bushes hardiness plant zones range from 3-9.
The growth regions range from eastern Canada as far south as Florida extending to east Texas.
Their bloom time is spring and summer. Usually, the leaf, flower, and produce fruit in June. Again, it can be as late as July and August, depending on the region.
They flower in stages beginning with pink corolla tubes, which are short and closed. The corollas then turn white as they fully develop and expand. In the early bloom, some of the corollas can be fully opened while others are still closed. In full color, all the petals are opened. The petal fall is the most vulnerable growth stage of the plant. The corolla tubes fall off the flower, leaving the fruit exposed and susceptible to freezing weather.
The height at maturity can range from 6 to 15 feet tall and have a spread of 10 feet.
Many growth factors weigh in on how healthy, productive, and fruitful your Highbush Blueberry bush will be. The region is the main thing to take into consideration.
The Hi bush Blueberry is a part of the heather family meaning the soil needs to be quite acidic. The pH range needs to be from 4.5-5.2 for the plant to take in the nutrients required for growth. They have a fibrous root system, so they do not grow in clay-based soils well. They prefer sandy soil, that is well-drained.
It is considered an understory crop; however, shade does hinder its growth and production of fruit. Shade not only limits production, but it can also cause uneven plant growth. The fruit will end up being small and irregular in size.
The Hi bush Blueberry bush is the most common blueberry that is planted. It is native to North America and, if cultivated properly, can yield delicious berries for many years.