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Blueberry ‘Misty’

‘Misty’ blueberry plants are grown not only for their fruit-producing capabilities but also for their attractive blue-green foliage and pink-to-white flowers. ‘Misty’ has sweet, firm berries! ‘Misty’ is one of the most attractive, vigorous, and high yielding Southern Highbush varieties; making it an excellent choice for southern climates. They can grow from 4 to 6 feet tall. Blueberry plants are fast growing and reliable. Growing a ‘Misty’ blueberry plant in your garden requires a little preparation and care. Make sure the planting area you choose has good drainage, is free of tree roots and at least 20 feet away from any structures.

Blueberries are naturally high in antioxidants! Blueberries are extremely nutritious and have a high vitamin content. They are excellent in pies and make delicious jams and preserves. Best of all, bake your own blueberry muffins! Blueberries are rapidly increasing in interest. Like all blueberries, they must have moist, acidic soil to flourish. Even without the added bonus of delicious berries, they make an attractive deciduous shrub with white flowers in spring and striking autumn colors. In the winter, they have beautiful bright red-wood.

Set plants out as early as possible in the spring. Prune branches back about 1/2 their length at planting time with no further pruning required the next 3 years. Prune annually thereafter during the dormant period.

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BU141BAG Blueberry 'Misty' 25 15 $111.25
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Plant Details +

Size 1 YR #1
Height 4-6'
Spacing 5-8'
Hardiness Zones 5-10
Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Foliage Dark Green
Bloom Pink to white blooms in spring
Fruit Medium blue berries
Harvest June

General Information +

Botanical: Vaccinium 'Misty'

Cultivator Type: Southern Highbush

General Characteristics: Blueberries are delicious, exceptionally nutritious and high in bioflavanoids. Soft, firm, skin resists cracking. Excellent quality berries with a sweet, aromatic flavor. Vigorous and very productive, this bush will grow 4-6 feet tall at maturity. Bright red-wood in the winter. Clusters of delicate pink to white bell flowers in the Spring are followed by juicy blueberries in June. This variety is also very popular with home gardeners.

Tip: It’s considered self-pollinating but will produce better with other varieties nearby.

Use: The fruit is great for canning, dehydrating, freezing, fresh eating, jam/jelly, pies/cobblers.

Garden Use: Great for farms or backyard gardening. It is also container compatible. The blueberry shrub makes a beautiful ornamental accent with a lovely spring flowering. Even when not in flower or fruit, the 'Misty' Blueberry is an elegant bush with its blue/green foliage in summer and burgundy-tinted leaves in autumn.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. YOU CAN PROTECT FRUIT FROM BIRDS WITH NETTING.

Growth Habit: Upright, spreading bush reaching 4-6' tall with blue-green and burgundy foliage in fall.

Moisture: Water the misty blueberry plant thoroughly. To help with watering, create a small dam of dirt, about 2 inches high, around the misty blueberry plant. Cut off all the twiggy, branchy growth of the misty blueberry plant. Leave the strongest, hardiest cane/branch.

Planting Instructions: Prefers an acid soil. In alkaline soil, add ammonium sulfate for best results. Prepare the ground well before planting. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Add generous amounts of peat but no fertilizer when planting. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Blueberries can also be grown in large pots and containers, if some compost is used. Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring, feed with sulfate of ammonia, sulfate of potash, bonemeal, and top-dress with compost.