Blueberry Smoothie Rose of Sharon is a great choice for your indoor outdoor landscape but also well-suitable for use in both outdoor containers and pots. This lovely blueberry bush can be grown easily in your garden, even outside during the warmer months of spring to late summer. It prefers a sunny location but can tolerate lower light levels as well. With its straight upright growth, it’s best suited to use as a ‘thinener’ in the ‘thranger-thrinter’ pot combination; plant it alongside smaller green plants, perhaps those that spill onto the edges.
It grows best in full sun in temperatures around 60F or higher. It prefers fertile, well-drained soil with a pH near neutral. It thrives in full sunlight but will do equally well with partial shade or partially shaded conditions. It is fairly tolerant of drought and frost but will need a minimum of three full sun hours a day during the cooler spring months. It will grow just about everywhere but needs lots of room.
Planting Blueberry Smoothie Rose Of Sharon in the southern interior areas of Florida, where the climate is cooler, may be the most difficult part of the growing and weeding process. The southern states, such as Florida, are more subtropical in their weather patterns, with cooler temperatures extending all the way into the Gulf of Mexico. There is little rainfall or flooding along the coast, and hurricanes are rare. However, the high southern temperatures often bring blazing-hot sun all year round. Because of this, most blueberries require at least four full sun hours a day, although they can tolerate much more.
If you live in an area that has short rainfall, you will have to move your pots indoors for at least part of the year. The soil in southern interior areas of Florida receives a lot of moisture, especially during the springtime. Watering should be done regularly, and the soil should never dry between waterings. Blueberry Smoothie Rose Of Sharon will grow successfully in a variety of conditions, but will do better if given sufficient light and regular watering. The climate is usually very mild with the humidity reaching ninety to one hundred percent, with afternoon temperatures regularly hovering in the fifty to seventy percent range.
Plants like to take in as much sunlight as possible, and grow best when given direct sunlight all year long. The Blueberry Smoothie Rose Of Sharon does well in southern Florida, but does require three times more sunlight than other plants in its region. Because of this, the best season to plant this blooming blueberry is the late summer or early fall. Northern most regions will receive a fair amount of southern exposure during the winter months. The leaves will be partially darkened because of the lack of sun, and flowering will occur just before the first frosts set in.
The climate of Southern Interior states is cooler than the northernmost regions. The soil here is slightly acidic and needs to be watered often, which can cause it to wilt between watering. Between late spring and early summer, the soil is mostly dry. The plants will bloom slightly later in the summer, extending into fall. Between the two seasons, Fahrenheit temperatures are consistently sixty to seventy-five degrees, with humidity being below fifty percent.
In the cooler southern interior areas, the seasons are generally warmer with temperatures frequently reaching a high of ninety to one hundred degrees Fahrenheit. The soil is generally more alkaline, and this along with rainfall is conducive to healthy plant growth. Spring, summer, and fall are the three most popular months for this blooming blueberry plant. It will flower from March to November. Between the two seasons, the exterior foliage will turn dark, and fiddle with a bronze or gold tint as it extends into the autumn.
The Blueberry smoothie rose of Sharon can be grown almost anywhere. It requires well-drained soil that has a low temperature to begin with but can thrive even in drier conditions. It blooms from early summer to late autumn. This blooming blueberry plant grows to be about four feet tall, with a wide spreading root system, and is very hardy, with a fast growth rate.