Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Emerald’

(Emerald Southern Highbush Blueberry)


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Produces abundant crops of the largest Southern Highbush berries with a mild, sweet flavor. Mid-season.  Its rounded, spreading bush habit make it a great landscape plant. Dependable in southern climates with a low chill requirement of 250 hours. Evergreen in warm climates.

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Blueberries grow best in acidic soil and are subject to few pests and diseases. Because they are not self-fruitful, two compatible varieties should be planted to ensure good fruit set. If maintained with mulching, it may endure temperatures as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit. The plants mature to heights from 3 to 6 feet, with a width of up to 4 feet. The plant has few insect or disease problems, however birds and squirrels consume its fruit.

Additional information

Berry Color

dark blue

Botanical Name

Vaccinium corymbosum 'Emerald'

Common Name

Emerald Southern Highbush Blueberry

Evergreen or Deciduous


Deer Resistant


Fall Color

Bright red

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b



Light Requirements

Full Sun

Soil Condition

Acidic, Well-drained

Water Needs




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