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Bushel and Berry® Southern Bluebelle™ Blueberry

Item #137988, 1 Quart Pot.
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Blueberries aren’t just for Northern gardens anymore! Southern Bluebelle™ will be a charming addition to your patio or small-space garden, or edible landscape. This petite, low-chill blueberry plant displays bright red foliage that turns to emerald green as it matures. Low watering requirements will help keep your water bill down. A great new blueberry that absolutely thrives in the south. Ripens in June. May be covered by USPP #28,665 or other patents. TO-1319 cultivar.


Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest June
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 4.5 - 5.5
Taste Sweet And Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 6 - 10

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 10
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 2 - 3' tall x 2 - 3' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3 - 4' apart to ensure room for growth.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow blueberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Live Blueberries to make jam and grows in AZ
Stanley O on Oct 21, 2020
Supposedly right size for my small yard and compatible with my zone
Heather Q on Sep 6, 2020
Live Blueberries to make jam and grows in AZ
Stanley O on Oct 21, 2020
These bushes will probably do better in my zone 8
Dave on Sep 30, 2020
Supposedly right size for my small yard and compatible with my zone
Heather Q on Sep 6, 2020
Size and suitability for zone
Wendy W on Jul 15, 2020
Bushel and berry brand, small patio size
Raluca W on Jul 8, 2020
Joy B on Jul 8, 2020
Charlitta M on Jul 2, 2020
This variety is suitable for our southern climate In Central Texas
Angela G on May 18, 2020
Bought for my Daughter in her new home. Will put it in her flower bed it will get sun all day but be protected from the evening heat. The smaller size and low water was the key factors.
Paul K on Oct 22, 2019
I chose this because I live in the south, and blueberries are hard to grow here successfully.
Julie B on Aug 3, 2019
New product on sale for quite a long time. Low chill hour, low water need as well as relatively small size also sound good for my 10b zone indoor planting plan. I read somewhere on the net while studying how to care for blueberries, Belle is susceptible to disease, but hopefully it will do well. I want to collect all the warm climate blueberries (if they are smaller than 3').
Snowbunny on Jul 20, 2019
This line of plants has been especially good for me in the hot southwest. I currently have been enjoying the peach sorbet one and wanted to add to my collection. This hopefully will increase my yield when paired with my others and I don't want to have to ever buy from the grocery store again because the flavor and texture of the one I have right now is superb.
Sarah S on Jul 7, 2019
Buy blueberries at the store & we can share & eat them for a day. Grow our own, and we can eat (ok, and share) them all season.
ROBIN K on Jun 12, 2019
My zone. Sale price. The size of plants/my garden space. Local nursery doesn???t have these plants.
Celeste R on Jun 8, 2019
Love blueberries, and Stark Brothers
cobi h on Jun 8, 2019
I chose this kind of plant as I live in the hottest part of Oklahoma and it seemed a good fit. Your plants are awesome.
Kiddelina S on Jun 5, 2019
Low water requirements, low chill requirements. Sounds like low maintenance, and I figure the more bushes I have, the more that survive the birds.
Lindsey P on May 28, 2019
I have one other Bushel and Berry blueberry plant and I wanted to increase my little blueberry patch.
Angela L on May 14, 2019
Best fit for my zone
Joe M on Apr 15, 2019
These bushes will probably do better in my zone 8
Dave on Sep 30, 2020
Size and suitability for zone
Wendy W on Jul 15, 2020
What size pot to report is 12in ok to start?
Donna W on Nov 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don???t believe the pot size makes a difference. I have 10 extremely productive high bush blueberry bushes that I purchased bare root 15 years ago and the main thing they need is a lot of sun, good fertile mulch and water. The blueberry bushes I bought in pots aren???t as hardy, planted 10??? away from older bushes with same good conditions and 1/3 didn???t survive.
what months does the southern bluebelle blueberry bush bloom ? Looking to pollinate with compatible bush.
Kim V on Nov 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: All Blueberry bushes are self pollinating, however you will get a larger crop yield if you plant a second variety of any kind for example the Bushel and Berry?? Jelly Bean?? Blueberry.
what month or month does the southern bluebelle blueberry bush bloom ? Would like to pollinate with compatible bush.
Kim V on Nov 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: All Blueberry bushes are self pollinating, however you will get a larger crop yield if you plant a second variety of any kind for example the Bushel and Berry?? Jelly Bean?? Blueberry.
Best pollinator for these to provide a larger crop? Zone 9a.
RONALD on Jul 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. You can use any other variety of blueberry to increase the crop yield. Blueberry buckle and the sunshine will do well in your zone.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I was wondering if this blueberry bush will have southern bluebelle blueberry bush will have thorns? I didn't see anything in the description of whether it did or not.
David on Jul 29, 2020

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Works in SW Florida
Buy more than one. While they are self pollinating, my little bushes began producing more with each addition. My best ones are planted under Slash Pines with only dappled morning or really late afternoon sun. The pine needles will provide natural mulch, and the would is wonderfully acidic. They will survive the heat just fine if you water them regularly. Unfortunately, I lost one because I didn't water it enough during a short drought with high heat, and I live on an oak hammock.
October 10, 2019
In Good Shape in Zone 10a (San Diego, CA)
I possess 2 Southern Bluebelles: 1 from a local garden center and 1 from Stark Bro's. If you don't mulch your blueberries, they could suffer badly during the spring/summer heat, especially the Southern Bluebelle variety. I learned the hard way from one of my Southern Bluebelle plants that wasn't mulched back in middle spring 2019 and it displayed symptoms of what looks like typical potassium defiencies: sudden burning leaf tips and wilting of the flowers. In my response I tried adding more high potassium fertilizer (langbeinite) and watering it every day, of which the results had shown not much improvement and the plant still struggled. I also checked the pH to see if that too might've factored, but the results read a pH value of 4.7(which is perfect for blueberries). Finally I came to terms that mulching may be the reason, so then I applied fir bark mulch around the plant to soon find that it made a HUGE difference. within a month my Southern Bluebelle was recovering rather quickly, and now in the beginning of October, it's in much better shape now then it was before it suffered heat stress.

For the one I ordered from Stark Bro's, I purchased that one along with the Perpetua variety after recieving Blueberry Buckle and Jelly Bean from the week before. This particular one came in rather small but appeared to be neatly pruned (it looked like a bonsai), I then transplanted it in a 2gal pot (mulched) and throughtout the summer it grew very quick. It's now almost twice the size then when I recieved it in middle June. Now October it's now in a 16'' inch square planter but its foliage growth seems to slow down a bit.

Summary: Southern Bluebelle is a quick grower, but is very susceptible to heat stress. So always mulch with this variety or any.
October 2, 2019
1 year ago
Did Not Survive 10B Summer Heat
Unfortunate the little plant couldn't survive. Probably not as heat tolerant as I hoped it would be. It could be it was bad this year, because my Sunshine Blue I bought this year, which one of reviewers said grows well in LA, didn't survive either. My Peach Sorbet is suffering, but still alive and my 2 Blueberry Buckles are still growing. Buckles definitely are very heat tolerant.
October 2, 2019
1 year ago
No success in zone 8
These just didn't thrive. Expensive mistake. I use stark for my trees and they've been good, guess I need new place for blueberries since none of the three did well I'm soil our other blueberries are fruiting in. They are pink popcorn, pink lemonade and several blue fruited. We are gonna keep them in ground until we can find replacements but so far they just aren't growing.
August 27, 2019
1 year ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for leaving your feedback. We are very sorry to learn that your blueberries did not survive. Please contact us by calling 800.325.4180 or email One of our amazing customer support agents will be able to assist you with replacements. Your planting success is important to us!
August 29, 2019
Tabitha R
Bushel and Berry Southern Bluebelle
Mine did not make it not sure why came to me as a beautiful plant so It was not them but me.
June 1, 2020
1 year ago