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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Climax or Rabbiteye Blueberry (8 of 12)

Designed to grow in warmer climates with fewer chill hours
Self-infertile requiring cross-pollination from another variety
Plant in full sun to light shade
Plant in rich organic soil that is well-drained and very acidic (pH 4.0-5.0)
Height: 6-10 feet; Width: 8-10 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 6-9:
Zone 6: Plant in early spring or fall; plant in full sun; fertilize and prune as needed in early spring; mulch in fall.
Zone 7: Plant in early spring or fall; plant in full sun to light shade; fertilize and prune as needed in early spring; mulch in fall.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; fertilize and prune as needed in early spring; mulch in fall.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; fertilize and prune as needed in early spring; mulch in fall.

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