Highbush blueberry provides four seasons of fanfare, starting with twisted, peeling stems in winter; profuse white or pink blossoms in spring; savory blue fruit in summer; and long-lasting foliage the color of a rich red wine in fall. The maroon to scarlet fall shades are effective for a solid month or more, as the leaves (especially in full sun) are reluctant to fall.
Three varieties for southern areas, for 90 days of harvest: Misty, Jubilee and Sunshine Blue 90 days of harvest from three Southern Highbush blueberries: Misty (300 chill hours), Jubilee (500 chill hours) and Sunshine Blue (150 chill hours). Southernn Highbush blueberries are low chill varieties, hybridized for heat tolerance and low winter chilling. These are adapted to California, the Sunbelt, Southeast, and as far north as Seattle in the Northwest.