Year-round beauty. This attractive bush features a flush of hot pink flowers in spring, followed by blue-green leaves and sky blue, medium to large berries. Requires mulch in winter. Early season. Introduced in 1989. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in June. Self-pollinating.

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Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Medium - Large
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
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 5 - 10

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 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 6 - 8' tall x 4 - 5' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 4 - 5' 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
to grow fruit!
Christopher C on Apr 12, 2021
fruits in my zone(9B) the size works well for my trellis
buddy on Mar 30, 2021
to grow fruit!
Christopher C on Apr 12, 2021
Other purchasers said that these grow well in Southern California.
Regina R on Mar 31, 2021
fruits in my zone(9B) the size works well for my trellis
buddy on Mar 30, 2021
This is a Spring and Summer delicious
Shawnna C on Mar 26, 2021
I created a new planting area just for blueberries.
Christine C on Feb 16, 2021
Its in my area and has large firm sweet berries
Denette D on Feb 9, 2021
good rating for cheaper variety
Cynthia B on Feb 7, 2021
Good pollinator
Anthony P on Feb 5, 2021
Needed a second blueberry for the one I have; liked this one for the pink flowers, zone compatibility and fall color.
Shelley F on Feb 3, 2021
I love blueberries. I want to give it a try. I like that this is a TALLER bush.
T H on Dec 30, 2020
Because the sunshine blueberry I planted didn???t grow in Vegas. Going to replace it with this one more matched with the hardiness zone.
Anela L on Sep 30, 2020
Have multiple bushes so I am just adding new to compliment the old
Nancy H on Sep 5, 2020
Reviews, self-pollinating and the color of the flowers.
Noelle B on Jun 22, 2020
This plant will encourage growth of our O???Neal Blueberries. Yay!
Kim K on Jun 15, 2020
All the details information.
Juan M on Jun 4, 2020
suggested pollinator for the O'Neal plant
Julio S on Jun 3, 2020
Because of environment
Diana T on May 24, 2020
size, variety
Norman R on May 19, 2020
Good reviews
Harriet D on May 19, 2020
New variety for the feild.
Ronald S on May 19, 2020
good review and I want to grow it in my backyard
kanchana c on May 10, 2020
This blueberry plant was in the top 10 for flavorful fruit.
ROBERT N on May 7, 2020
Good reviews. Recommended as a compliment to the ONeal variety.
Deron F on May 6, 2020
Zone, pollinator
Nancy A on Apr 28, 2020
Zone compatibility
Phonechaleun D on Feb 17, 2020
I previously ordered a Misty blueberry bush, one of 16 blueberry bushes I planted during a fall season, and this one did better than the rest. They all thrived, but within a year my Misty bush was 3-4 feet tall and bushier than all the other varieties. When I had space for an additional bush, it was an easy choice!
Amy J on Oct 4, 2019
Recommended for my region.
Curtis G on Apr 3, 2019
trying something new for berry selection. Just relocated from Southern NJ where I had about 12 blue crop, blue ray plus varieties in addition to native ones. New zone, sandy soil, lots more sun so new varieties with which to experiment......
Anne S on Mar 26, 2019
It was recommended for Zone 10
Patricia C on Mar 25, 2019
Best adaptable to my areas climate and recommended polinating partner for ONeal.
Scott H on Jan 18, 2019
cross pollinator
JAMES S on Jan 8, 2019
It can be grown in my zone
Sidney V on Nov 14, 2018
I had northerns that didn???t do well. These might do better.
Andrea G on Sep 30, 2018
One of the only blueberries for our zone
Jodie N on Sep 25, 2018
Wanted a privacy hedge , why not something eatable .
Edward C on Sep 15, 2018
Grows in my zone
Mark S on Sep 4, 2018
Heat tolerant
mark T on Aug 31, 2018
I have 2 O'Neil bushes and I needed a pollinator.
Jenny H on Mar 27, 2017
Does very well in S. California.
Gary N on Mar 8, 2017
I already have a Premier and a Pink Lemonade and decided to add Misty to have a crop from May through July
Robert H on Jan 18, 2017
Recommended for my zone. Will use as a cross pollinator for my already established blueberries.
Karen R on Sep 21, 2016
I chose Misty because it was recommended by Stark Bros for my zone 9. This has been one of my most prolific plants.
PAUL S on Jul 26, 2016
I've read some great reviews about this plant, and it grows well in the area where I live.
Debra S on Jun 10, 2016
I added this because of being a good pollinator for the ONeal.
Michael T on May 16, 2016
for heat resistense
Ron A on May 4, 2016
live in Louisiana so i need heat resistant plants.
LINDA S on Mar 7, 2016
Other purchasers said that these grow well in Southern California.
Regina R on Mar 31, 2021
This is a Spring and Summer delicious
Shawnna C on Mar 26, 2021
Can this be pruned to be dwarf size?
Nora O on Mar 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It's really quite simple to keep a blueberry as small as you'd like it. Prune it back while it's still dormant for best results.
How old are these plants?
Michel M on Jun 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The age and size information for our blueberries is as follows: 4??? pot: 6-12 months old and 4??? tall; Small gallon container: 2 years old and 12??? tall. Our blueberries will typically take 2-3 years after planting to reach maturity and bear fruit.
how soon will a gallon plant bear fruit?
john on Jan 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! You may get a few berries the first year, but blueberries typically take 2-3 years to bear a full crop. The gallon size has a better-developed root system, which is likely to create a bearing bush sooner.
can we start growing the blueberries in fall at Maryland?
Janice V on Sep 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees:
1) when the ground is not frozen.
2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F.
3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How much sun do they need?
Mary W on May 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. These require 6-8 hours of sun.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
What do you recommend to keep the birds from eating the berries?
Judith S on Mar 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Netting works great. Here's what I use in my home berry patch and have had very good success with it: //
What are the required chill hours for this variety?
Connie M on Mar 17, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Misty has a low chill requirement of 300 hours.
How can I cancel this order for Blueberries? Thank you
Chantal D on Jan 10, 2021
BEST ANSWER: This is a Q&A forum for product questions: I'm sorry, but we don't have access to orders and customer information here. If you would kindly call Customer Support at 800.325.4180 or email they will be able to address your issue.
Are these trees grafted trees?
Song W on Jun 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. No our blueberry plants are not grafted as they are from rooted cuttings.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
what type of mulch is required for blueberries?
Grace H on May 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Blueberries do best with 2-4 inches of mulch over the roots to conserve moisture, prevent weeds and add organic matter. Bark O Mulch, acid compost, sawdust and grass clippings all work well.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I have this for two years now. Just had 4 berries in total :( ?
venus g on May 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You should have more than that. Is the soil pH between 4.5 an 5.0? If it's not, or the bush is not getting enough sun, that is why the production is so low. If you need to lower the soil pH use a good soil acidifier:
I have a Misty and Sunshine bush trying to flower because of the mild start to our winter. Any harm in letting nature run its course or should I be picking the buds off?
Doug T on Jan 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This isn???t something you need to worry too much about! If you simply prune back to the next dormant bud it will help prevent freeze-damage to the bush???s new growth before spring actually arrives.
My misty blueberry plant is 2 yrs old. & few berries. What can I add to produce more fruit?
Jackie L on Jul 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you didn't pinch off the first year's flowers, that would be Reason #1. We might also recommend a soil pH test to see if the soil is acidic enough. Blueberries like a pH of between 4.5 to 5.0. If you need to lower the pH, this will do the trick: :// You may also be missing phosphorus or micronutrients in your soil, in which case you need to supplement those. If you would like to learn more about it, we have a blueberry fertilizer that is specially formulated just for blueberries and gives them everything they need to do really well: // These two items are sold together and cost less when bought as a pair. That page is here: //
Could you please tell me the Latin name of this blueberry?
Adrienne L on Apr 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sure, it's Vaccinium corymbosum.
Is this variety able to handle hot summers? I live just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah and the summers here are FULL SUN and hot, 90s and occasionally 100 plus.
Carl H on Dec 6, 2020
Which blueberries are most disease resistant?
Roger H on Aug 9, 2020

Customer Reviews

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Misty Blueberry Plants
I have tried growing Blueberry plants in Southern CA. for nine years with no success . I saw the Stark bros web sight and decided to give it one last try. What a great company !
First, the plants arrived in excellent condition. All had healthy green leaves and excellent roots. Second, I followed their planting recommendations regarding the use of mulch, fertilizer, etc. None of the other growers ever mentioned its use.
Finally, none of the other plants lasted a Stark Bros not only made it over a year, I have just started picking my first "homegrown" blueberries.
They taste nothing like store bought berries ! They are sweeter and juicier than any blueberry I have ever tasted.
I'm never shopping anywhere else for my garden needs.
Stark Bros is my first and only supplier for my garden needs.
May 21, 2016
over 6 years ago
Good Growth and production - with acidic soil
The Misty Blueberry has done well in Durham NC over the last two and half years. The first year saw very little growth but with the addition of organic sulfur as an acidifier made a big difference with the plant now over 3 feet tall and good production.
May 13, 2016
over 5 years ago
Misty Blueberry
Another one that has done well in West Central Florida's zone 9A. I did pinch the flowers in it's first bloom and there are new canes appearing and overall growth has been pretty robust. I have it growing in a #25 nursery pot/
May 23, 2016
over 5 years ago
keep away from muscovy ducks
I live in zone 10b in ft Lauderdale ... and despite my concerns for the warm climate these plants grew well, flourished even.. until one day I left them out on the dock in my backyard. The ducks often congregate there.. and their primary diet is tender leafs and stems.. they ate every leaf off the plants!

but I must say after I elevated them and kept them in a shadier spot for two weeks they started to return and are doing well.

If anyone is worried about warm climate concerns just make sure you have a place that gets afternoon shade and you'll be fine and use deer mesh to keep away these ducks if you live in sfl and live near water
May 17, 2017
Takes a licking
Jury is still out, a came in perfect shape no complaints...however I planted it in an unsuitable place (too much shade and where the snow gets very deep and can stay until late April) my fault, so it just hung on. I transplanted it and an O'Neil after an early snow melt in March, before we got more snow, into a sunny corner. It is beginning to bud out It looks much happier as does the O'Neil. So as far as Stark's is concerned choice of first location not so much. The Misty Blueberry is tough.
May 4, 2016
over 6 years ago
Misty Blueberry
The bushes arrived in great condition. Planted right away in the fall. The winter was mild in South Texas and the bushes are already blooming. They are healthy and thriving.
March 10, 2016
over 5 years ago
Misty Blueberry
I bought this with another type blueberry plant and it has TAKEN OFF! - while the other is much slower. I have It in a pot, but if it keeps growing at this rate i'll have to think about what to do with it. We had some blueberry bushes in the past that were tall and beautiful, productive and sweet and this is moving in that direction - I can't wait until it starts to bear!!! It also has some beautiful foliage / nice to look at. So far exceedingly pleased!
June 12, 2016
over 5 years ago
Misty Blueberry in Texas
I love blueberries, and have tried 6 or more varieties in a somewhat protected yard of unfortunately heavy clay soil. With often very hot summers under bright sun with temperatures sometimes ranging between 100 and 112 for one or two weeks in a stretch. And it rarely rains during the hot times. I water my plants carefully, but unfortunately it has not proven adequate, though I do have apricot, peach, and nectarine trees that do great. My misty blueberry is alive for the 3d year, but not bearing enough to be useful. I do not blame this plant/variety; many plants do not do well in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
May 15, 2016
over 6 years ago
Beautiful bushes
These plants are looking great! They are loaded with good looking blueberries that will soon be ripe and ready to pick. They have been healthy and growing since I planted them in my pots. I definitely would recommend them to others.
May 17, 2016
over 6 years ago
Grows And Looks Great In Zone 7B
Of all the different Northern and Southern Highbush blueberry varieties I have planted, I am really pleased this small container Misty I purchased from Stark also has value a year round ornamental plant. It has kept its leaves since purchase throughout Fall and Winter, with them showing pink and red coloration, and new green leaf growth in the spring - along with early flowering in less than a year of planting. With all my other other blueberry types loosing all their leaves in fall and winter, this plant has just continued looking great all year long here in central Alabama. The only added care it's had, so far, is a layer of pine straw that I have used around all of my blueberry plants. All my other blueberry plants just have bare red stems and branches until their spring growth starts. You will still want a different pollinator if you want larger blueberries from Misty. But, it is a great looking plant just by itself. I only have the one Misty in my garden now, but will be putting out more of this Misty variety in my yard
February 16, 2020