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Vaccinium 'Georgia Gem'

Georgia Gem Blueberry

Blueberry

Comments

A self-pollinating hybrid loved for its pretty bell-shaped flowers in early spring and sweetly-flavored steel blue fruit in late spring; bushy with high heat tolerance; blueberries need highly acidic soil, perfect drainage and mulch, plant with peat moss

Description

A self-pollinating hybrid loved for its pretty bell-shaped flowers in early spring and sweetly-flavored steel blue fruit in late spring; bushy with high heat tolerance; blueberries need highly acidic soil, perfect drainage and mulch, plant with peat moss

Landscape Attributes

Planting & Growing

Georgia Gem Blueberry will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. While it is considered to be somewhat self-pollinating, it tends to set heavier quantities of fruit with a different variety of the same species growing nearby.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

7a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

7 feet

6 feet

acidic

sandy

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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