Premier Blueberry (rabbIt eye)

Premier Blueberry (rabbIt eye)

Regular price $36.00 Sale

Vaccinium Ashei 'Premier'

Large berries good berry quality good storage ability. Early to Mid-Season ripening. Cold hardy & tolerant of heat and humidity; making a good choice for the piedmont. Provides good fall color.

Rabbit-eye require Cross-Pollination. Brightwell, Tifblue, Climax or Powder Blue are good pollinators for the Premier Blueberry.  

Removal of flower buds in the first year or two; will promote more vigorous and vegetative growth                                             * Deer May Browse *

Photos courtesy of Toms Creek Farm & Nursery in Denton, NC (photo taken 2020) and Bottoms Nursery in Concord, GA
Ornamental Characteristics
Category Fruiting Shrub
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 6' - 10'
Spread 4' - 8'
Shape Upright
Primary Foliage Color Medium Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Orangy-Red
Flowering Season Spring Flowers, Summer Berries
Flower Color White w/Pink tinge
Berries Blue
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full Sun
Water Preferences Average: Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage.
Cold Hardiness Zone 7 to 9