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Blueberry, Rubel Vaccinium corymbosum 'Rubel'

Rubel blueberry is a hardy native bush selected and grown by both homeowners and commercial farms. This highbush blueberry produces small, light blue berries known for their tart, full-flavor. Good for muffins and pies. Ripens mid-season and produces a consistent crop each year, up to 15 pounds. Blueberries are known as a rich antioxidant food. Rubel contains a high amount, twice other varieties. Rubel is also an ornamental shrub with white spring flowers, red autumn leaves, and red twigs in winter. Grows upright to 5'-7' tall, 4' wide. Needs strongly acidic soil. Soil acidifier can be purchased from any garden center. 1-year-old #1 bareroot bushes, 6" to 12".(zones 3-7).

Note: Blueberry Plants are self pollinating but cross-pollination produces a better crop creating larger berries and larger yields. It is best to plant more than one variety that blooms at the same time. Requires acidic soil (4.0-5.2). Purchase soil acidifier from any garden center.

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Zones 3 - 7
Zones 3 - 7

Hardiness Zones: Zones 3 - 7
The Rubel Blueberry can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. VIEW MAP

Fruit Tree
Fruit Tree

Type of tree:
The Rubel Blueberry falls into the following type(s): Fruit Trees, Shrubs

5' - 7' High
5' - 7' High

Mature Height:
The Rubel Blueberry grows to be 5' - 7' feet in height.

4' Spread
4' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Rubel Blueberry has a spread of about 4' at full maturity.

Slow to Medium Growth
Slow to Medium Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This blueberry does well in full sun.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
Requires Acidic Soil

Rounded Shape
Rounded Shape

Shape:
This blueberry has rounded shape.

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Attributes:
Hardy native bush selected and grown by both homeowners and commercial farms. Grows upright to 5'-7' tall, 4' wide. Blueberry Plants are self pollinating but cross-pollination produces a better crop creating larger berries and larger yields. It is best to plant more than one variety that blooms at the same time. Needs strongly acidic soil. Soil acidifier can be purchased from any garden center.

Description:
Rubel is a northern highbush blueberry grown for both home and commercial use. This hardy native bush produces small, firm, light blue berries good for baking. The berries have twice the antioxidant value of other varieties. Ripens mid-season producing a consistent crop each year. White spring flowers, red autumn leaves and red twigs in winter. (zones 3-7).

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Wildlife Value:
Produces nectar and/or pollen, thus providing nutrition for bees in early summer.

Leaves:
Also an ornamental tree with red autumn leaves and red twigs in winter.

Flower Color:
White flowers

Bloom Time:
April-May.

Fruit Description:
Small, firm, light blue berries good for baking known for their tart, full-flavor. Good for muffins and pies. Antioxidant-rich, even moreso than other blueberrries. Ripens mid-season and produces a consistent crop each year, up to 15 pounds.