Premier Rabbiteye Blueberry

Vaccinium ashei 'Premier'

Premier Rabbiteye Blueberry is a vigorous upright spreading deciduous shrub with high production of large very sweet light blue blueberries that ripen early.  The elliptical bright green foliage turns scarlet red in fall. The white flower clusters bloom in spring. Grows best with full sun and rich, moist acidic well-drained soils.  Premier should be planted with others to cross-pollinate to increase yield. 

Type: 

Shrub

Origins:

Southeast N. America; GA Native

Height: 

6' - 8'

Spread: 

8’ - 10'

Spacing: 

8'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

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: Bayberry, Raspberry, Strawberry

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