1ft 'Earliblue' Blueberry Bush | 2L Pot

Code: TR0581
1ft 'Earliblue' Blueberry Bush | 2L Pot
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1ft 'Earliblue' Blueberry Bush | 2L Pot
Blueberry Earliblue 2L
Aptly named, 'Earliblue' is an early-season bearer of medium-large, delicious fruit. The firm, light blue berries are quite full flavored, and make delectable pies and jams.

Your Earliblue Blueberry is of course best known for its remarkably luscious fruit, but is also a beautiful shrub with its spring flowers and fall color. Adorable, bell-shaped flowers bloom in mid-spring, their pristine white shade hinting at a subtle pink as they dangle daintily below the reddish-grey branches.

Earliblue Blueberry will grow up to 6 feet in height with a 5-foot spread. It is a multi-stemmed shrub with an upright habit and mounding form. It’s adaptable to a variety of conditions, but prefers acidic soils. Earliblue Blueberry is long lived, living up to 30 years under optimal conditions.

The rise in the reputation of the blueberry as a superfood has also led to a great increase in popularity. The fruits are packed full of vitamin c and antioxidants and are much more palatable than some of the other superfood alternatives. Blueberries go great with cereal or as part of a smoothie and can make a great tasting jam too.

Characteristics
  • Arrives as: 2l Pot
  • Approx height on arrival: 45-60cm
  • Shrub is approx. 2 years old
  • Fruit: Blue berries
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.5m
  • Approx Spread: 2m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: June/ July
  • Tolerance: Drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Uses: Eating fresh, smoothies, sauces, jams/ preserves
  • Hardiness: Somewhat Hardy
  • Rate of Growth: max. Height in 3-4 years
  • Scented: Yes
  • Wildlife friendly - Attracts bees and other pollinating insects, provides food for birds

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: Partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Requirements: Acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: Moist but well-drained, well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water during dry periods. Remove any weeds by hand and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter. Aim to remove the old wood, as fruit grows on new wood.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 1.2m

These soft fruits will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 4.0 - 6.0 is ideal. They prefer full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.
Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally, mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering.

Can be planted at any time of the year, as it is a containerised plant.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.5/5 (8 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"As prevous reply. These 3 purchases received in same package"

Reviewed Thursday, 7 June 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Looking good so far. Hoping for a good crop this summer"

Reviewed Monday, 30 April 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Happy with my purchase .arrived well packaged and not damaged"

Reviewed Monday, 27 November 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Again a great looking plant"

Reviewed Sunday, 8 October 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Ok but slight damage. I would probably buy again from Primrose"

Reviewed Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Again the plant arrived in good condition"

Reviewed Sunday, 10 September 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Perfect, as desired, healthy and excellent value for money."

Reviewed Saturday, 29 July 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Product arrived in excellent condition."

Reviewed Tuesday, 28 March 2017

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