Southmoon Blueberry Bush (Vaccinium x ‘Southmoon’)

Southmoon Blueberry Bush

One of the finest flavored and most widely adapted Blueberries ever released, the Southmoon Blueberry (Vaccinium x ‘Southmoon’) is a complex hybrid! Introduced by the University of Florida in 1995, it combines the finest traits of several Highbush varieties and then was backcrossed to wild low-chill native Florida varieties. So it’s got an extensive family tree!

The pinkish-white bell-shaped blossoms are a pollinator’s favorite and you’ll soon enjoy the plump dark-blue berries forming early in the growing season. These are high in vitamins and antioxidant-rich fruits that taste good fresh, in preserves, made into sauces and frozen!

A mid-season bearing Southern Highbush, this variety isn’t as fussy as other Blueberries. Southmoon works particularly well in warmer climates due to its low chill requirement and will even tolerate light frost. It ripens in the early season. You should expect fruit in 2 or 3 years.

Planting and Application:

The upright growth of the plant lends itself to easy harvesting either by hand in the You-Pick orchard or the home garden. But also lends itself to being fantastic privacy hedges and groupings! Plant rows along your home’s foundation or shield your front yard from the street. More the merrier works because we recommend planting varieties with different ripening times along with Southmoon to extend your harvest period.

Southmoon is a beautiful ornamental plant in the landscape or in patio planters, especially in areas where Blueberries don’t do well in the ground. Blueberries are always a lot of fun to have in the edible landscape. They’re not only beautiful and fruitful but also provide a harvest that has incredible health benefits for the entire family.

  • Healthy Dark-Blue Berries
  • Lovely Pinkish White Blossoms for Bees
  • Mid-Season Southern Highbush
  • Hedges, Groupings & Containers
  • Compact & Upright Space-Saving Growth

Tips for Care:
Low-maintenance Southmoon tolerates a higher pH soil up to 6.0 and still thrives and be productive. It does very well in sandy soil if amended with organic material. Fertilize with an organic acid fertilizer quarterly to maintain a healthy, productive plant.

  • Full Sun
  • Slightly Acidic Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Mulch the Root Zone Well
  • 400 Chill Hours

Southmoon Blueberry Bush (Vaccinium x ‘Southmoon’) Details

Common name Southmoon Blueberry Bush
Botanical name Vaccinium x 'Southmoon'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 6-9
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time 3 - 5 Years
Height 5 - 6 ft.
Width 5 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time When Dormant
Flower color Pinkish-White
Leaf color Green