Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Jewel’

(Jewel Southern Highbush Blueberry)


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Jewel yields abundant crops of the largest Southern Highbush berries with a tangy flavor. Its upright habit makes it a great landscape plant. Dependable in mild-winter climates because of a low chill requirement. Early mid-season. Long harvest period.

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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 'Jewel'

Common Name

Jewel Southern Highbush Blueberry

Evergreen or Deciduous


Deer Resistant


Fall Color

Bright red

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b



Light Requirements

Full Sun

Soil Condition

Acidic, Well-drained

Water Needs




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