Sunshine Blue Blueberry Bush Plant

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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

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Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Blueberry > Blueberry - Sunshine Blue
Sunshine Blue has it all. This semi-dwarf, versatile semi-deciduous blueberry features showy hot pink flowers that fade to white in spring, yielding large crops of delicious berries. Sunshine Blue tolerates higher pH soils better than many other blueberri... Read More

$27.00 ($18.75-$99.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas VIC, SA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5)

Fruiting/Harvest Months October, November, December

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Pollinators for the Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

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Blueberry - Biloxi

$18.75 ($18.75-$49.00 choose a size)

A great choice for hotter climates with very little chill hours. It is often the first variety to hit the markets ripening a few weeks before other early blueberry varieties. The fruit is firm and the size is medium. Even though it fruits early it can often produce a second harvest later in the season although it's first time to fruit yields the best harvest. Best to mix with other varieties so that when this one is not fruiting another variety is.
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Blueberry - Gulfcoast

$19.90 ($18.75-$49.00 choose a size)

A low chill high bush variety. Excellent flavour, firmness and good picking scar. A vigorous upright bush with moderate toughness and good tolerance to root rot.
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Blueberry - Misty

$19.90 ($18.75-$79.00 choose a size)

One of the most attractive Blueberries with bluish green leaves which contrast perfectly with striking pink and white spring flowers. You can get an even bigger harvest when planted with other varieties. Because of low chill hours it is a favorite in the subtropics. The Misty is one of the first varieties to fruit and the size is medium to large. Their flavour is sweet and spicy and perform brilliantly in pots.

Blueberry - Sharpblue

$17.90 ($17.90-$49.00 choose a size)

Excellent quality large fruit. Very low chill requirements and self-pollinating. A tough and vigorous bush. It has grown well in both sandy soils and heavier loams. The fruit has a wet scar, and is likely to become soft during very hot weather, meaning that it needs to be harvested frequently to overcome this.

Blueberry - Legacy

$21.90 ($18.75-$79.00 choose a size)

Vigorous, upright,self fertile high yielding and very consistent bearer of medium-sized fruit with a very superior flavor and sweetness. Rated as one of the highest flavor blueberries. The quality of the fruit is superior to many cultivars and has long storage time of around 8 days if kept refrigerated. The fresh market is recommended due to the high quality of the fruit flavor. A mid season, medium chill variety that extends the blueberry season! Well suited to most regions of NSW and QLD and in all areas is self fertile.

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Blueberry - Biloxi

$18.75 ($18.75-$49.00 choose a size)

A great choice for hotter climates with very little chill hours. It is often the first variety to hit the markets ripening a few weeks before other early blueberry varieties. The fruit is firm and the size is medium. Even though it fruits early it can often produce a second harvest later in the season although it's first time to fruit yields the best harvest. Best to mix with other varieties so that when this one is not fruiting another variety is.
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Dwarf Mulberry - Black

$29.00 ($19.75-$79.00 choose a size)

This mulberry has a very low chill factor making it ideal for our subtropical climate. Pruning after fruiting allows it to be kept under 3mtrs, and also encourages multiply cropping throughout the summer. It is best to pick the fruit when ripe, as it doesn't ripen further off the tree. A benefit of a mulberry tree is that the fruit ripens over an extended period of time unlike other fruit that often ripens all at once. The fruits of the black mulberry, considered the tastiest and most versatile of the mulberries are large and juicy with a good balance of sweetness and tartness. The fruit of the dwarf black mulberry is the same as that on the large black mulberry that we all know and love. The fruit is large, resembling a blackberry, sweet and luscious. When not devoured fresh it is ideal to use in jams, wines and mulberry pies. (Dwarf Mulberry Tree Video )This variety performs excellent in the Subtropics. There has been feedback that this variety doesn't perform as well in Temperate Climates.
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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden

$49.00 ($49.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Sweet aromatic apple with yellow fruit and a delightful pink blush and firm white flesh. Low chill requirement allows it to be grown in subtropical climates. Grafted on a dwarfing rootstock they are ideal for backyard plantings.

Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet

$39.00 ($39.00-$79.00 choose a size)

A low chill, deliciously sweet and crunchy apple. Bears two weeks before Anna. On a semi dwarfing rootstock, ideal for backyard plantings and container specimens.
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Nashi Pear - Tropical Sunshu

$49.00 ($49.00-$49.00 choose a size)

A superior low chill Nashi suitable for warm temperate and subtropical areas, a vigorous selection that is self pollinating and will be highly productive within 2-3 years. The delicate beige speckled skin is attractive, the flesh is white, crisp and crunchy and melts in the mouth. Delicious eaten straight off the tree.

Avocado - Secondo (A) ®

$79.00 ($79.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Superior flavour, with smooth, creamy flesh and pear-shaped, green-skinned, fruits that are textured like hass. A vigorous variety that commences fruiting in its 2nd year. Self pollinating. H Jul - Dec This is a local selection with Hass and Sharwill as parents that was selected by Daleys and is proving an excellent backyard variety as well as being our nursery favourite.

Blueberry - Sunshine Blue Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 5months ago


Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

My tiny Blueberry plant looks very happy and is covered in small green berries, grown in large wide ceramic pot with azalea potting mix and heavily mulched with pine bark. Looking forward to harvest time, but will have to outsmart local possum family. Initially there was burgundy tinge to the leaves, Epsom salts fixed that

★★★★★ 6months ago


Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

Very healthy, lots of little flowers.

★★★★★ 8months ago


Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

Great on arrival and going well

Heathcote Harvest 2233
★★★★★ 9months ago

Heathcote, NSW, Australia

Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

Growing well in a pot, very easy care, good harvest. Consistent water required after fruit set.

★★★★★ 9months ago


Blueberry - Sunshine Blue


★★★★★ 11months ago

Greystanes, NSW, Australia

Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

Looks like it's doing well. Roots are taking hold and we'll see in Spring how it flourishes



★★★★★ 1y ago


gorgeous healthy happy pretty plant. We plan to make a blueberry hedge, we have 9 blueberry plants, all different, three in ground, 6 in pots. The ones in pots are just waiting for an old weed tree to be cut down by hubby when he gets time. Then the he...

★★★★★ 1y ago

EROWAL BAY, NSW, Australia

Blueberry - Sunshine Blue

Arrived healthy and unharmed, took to transplanting very well on the South Coast of NSW. Has small buds at this time (Winter 2022) no issues whatsoever.Exceptionally healthy looking.



★★★★★ 2y ago


Fruited after one year of planting/stabilising. Easy to manage & loves Melbourne weather as it needs x-amount if cold weathet season to bear fruit. The plants love our coffee grounds... we've just pick a handful ang it's great tasting blueberries. 

★★★★ 4y ago

SUNBURY, VIC, Australia

These have grown exceptionally well - I purchased in 2016 and have had in a pot since.  Last year was an absolute bumper crop - we were eating blueberries for what felt like forever and had plenty to share around.  This year (2019) we had a few days ...



★★★★ 4y ago

RIVERTON, WA, Australia

Sunshine blue is a good tasting blueberry that is a little tougher than most. It provides plenty of berries in spring and summer. Although the berries have good flavour they are smaller in size than newer varieties.

★★★★ 4y ago


Love blueberries. As do my girls. Thought I'd give them a go as an understory plant in front of my nectarine/plum multi graft


★★★★ 5y ago

DERRIMUT, VIC, Australia

Prolific bearer. Good size berries. Evergreen


★★★★★ 5y ago


Just potted 2 days ago. It looks vigorous with lots of leaves. Was professionally pruned before and a lot of new shoots growing.

★★★★★ 6y ago

TAMWORTH, NSW, Australia

King of antioxidants not to mention the marvelous flavor.

Tree Lea
★★★★ 6y ago


Always wanted a Blueberry bush and scored a nice compact shrub from a wholesale nursery that was closing down. Covered in floweres at the moment .... now looking for a good pot and place to put it. 


★★★★★ 7y ago


I purchased 2 bushes from 2 different nurseries, Nelly kelly and Humphries. Both are fruiting. The Nelly Kelly already has about 30 berries and its a small bush. The Humphries ones has hundreds of flowers and about 1/2 as much berries (currently) as it...

★★★★ 8y ago

GUNNEDAH, NSW, Australia

Fruit is amazing just two years after planting! We've harvested nearly 1kg this year.  At it's peak (late Nov / early Dec) was harvesting 1 punnet every 3-4 days. Fruit is good size and delicious. We moved it to a new location this year.  Full sun, ...

Loves Fruit Trees
★★★★ 8y ago


Thought I would have a few varieties of Blueberries, so I added this one. It looks lovely and healthy. I;m growing mine in pots but John Hartley says that they are a great plant for Edible Landscaping - that is a fast growing trend these days - because...


8y ago


it's got good growth. had heaps of flowers then fruit, but it's small and not that tasty. maybe i should thin it next time.

★★★★ 9y ago

WOODVALE, WA, Australia

Really nice, compact and evergreen. Likes to fruit all year round but has the most flowers and berries from about July through to Dec/Jan. Fruit are nice size and very sweet.

★★★★ 11y ago


Easier blueberry to maintain than other varieties.AKA: Nellie Kelly

★★★ 12y ago

North Ryde, NSW

This is a Nellie Kelly blueberry - I adore these plants. I allowed them to fruit in the first year, and they gave a couple of punnets of blueberries in total between the two.Make sure you let the berries atay on the bush for a week or so after turning ...


★★★★★ 12y ago

Burnside, VIC, Australia

2011: I love this variety because it is an ever-green and suited to pot growing. It gives loads of fruits and is so easy to grow in Melbourne climates. I purchased a few small plants this year and had some potted up and some in the ground. So far they ...


★★★★★ 13y ago

Schofields, NSW, Austraqlia

fruit really well for last 2 years.

★★★★ 13y ago

Erskineville, nsw

I have planted 3 as a small hedge on a south facing wall with espaliered camilias. They are doing very well and loaded with fruit. In preparing the site I removed the soil to a spade depth and replaced with azalea potting mix. 

★★★★ 13y ago

Grafton, NSW, AUstralia

First time growing. Has flowered very well through winter with some fruiting.

★★★ 13y ago

Frankston, VIC, Australia

Planted two Sunshine Blue and one Elliot Blueberry seedlings into the East facing front lawn. (Morning sun and to about 2pm)Hope to create an informal hedge as they grow.  (Elliot is a pollinator)Have used pine nettles and shreded sugar cane as muls...

★★★ 14y ago

Mooloolaba, QLD, Australia

Planted in 2008 but I really haven't given them any attention.  All the same they have provided me with some fruit which I simply graze on.  Will put more effort into them this year to see what they can do.Lots of new growth so it will be interesting...

★★★★ 14y ago


Growing in winebarrel for 3 years

★★★ 14y ago

North Ryde, NSW, Australia

 Have only just planted in a pot about a month ago. Lots of flowers but will have to wait and see how it goes.

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