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The Rubel Blueberry can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Rubel Blueberry falls into the following type(s): Fruit Tree
The Rubel Blueberry grows to be 5' to 7' feet in height.
The Rubel Blueberry has a spread of about 4' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Slow to Medium growth rate.
The Rubel Blueberry does well in Full exposure(s).
The Rubel Blueberry grows in Acidic soils.
The Rubel Blueberry has a(n) Rounded shape.
Hardy native bush selected and grown by both homeowners and commercial farms. Grows upright to 5'-7' tall, 4' wide. Blueberry plants are self-fertile, but cross-pollination produces a better crop creating larger berries and larger yields. It is best to plant more than one variety that blooms at the same time. Needs strongly acidic soil. Soil acidifier can be purchased from any garden center.
Produces nectar and/or pollen, thus providing nutrition for bees in early summer.
Also an ornamental tree with red autumn leaves and red twigs in winter.
Small, firm, light blue berries good for baking and known for their tart, full flavor. Good for muffins and pies. Antioxidant-rich, even more so than other blueberries. Ripens mid-season and produces a consistent crop each year, up to 15 lbs.
Rubel blueberry is a hardy native bush selected and grown by both homeowners and commercial farms. This highbush blueberry produces small, light blue berries known for their tart, full flavor. Good for muffins and pies. Ripens mid-season and produces a consistent crop each year, up to 15 pounds. Blueberries are known as a rich antioxidant food. Rubel contains a high amount, twice other varieties. Rubel is also an ornamental shrub with white spring flowers, red autumn leaves and red twigs in winter. Bee-friendly (acts as food source for bees while in bloom). Grows upright to 5'–7' tall, 4' wide. Needs strongly acidic soil. Soil acidifier can be purchased from any garden center. 1-year-old #1 bareroot bushes, 6" to 12". (zones 3–7)
Note: Blueberry plants are self-fertile, but cross-pollination produces a better crop creating larger berries and larger yields. It is best to plant more than one variety that blooms at the same time. Requires acidic soil (4.0–5.2). Purchase soil acidifier from any garden center.
Learn more about planting and caring for blueberry bushes.
Chill hours (CU) requirement: 800. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32 and 45 degrees F in a typical winter season). For best fruit production, calculate the chill unit (CU) for your growing zone to be sure it aligns with the CU requirement of this tree.
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural Root and Containerized Trees
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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