1ft 'Ozarkblue' Blueberry Bush | 2L Pot

Code: TR0582
1ft 'Ozarkblue' Blueberry Bush | 2L Pot
Blueberry Ozarkblue 2L
Possibly the the best varieties for flavour, also producing large berries. The flavour is intensely rich and sweet with an unmistakable blueberry tang. Can be grown throughout the U.K. The bush is only moderately vigorous and therefore ideal for container growing.

The Ozark blue is a late season (July-August), highbush cultivar with plump, light blue berries. It is the perfect cultivar if you want to extend your blueberry harvest into autumn. The fruits are produced in abundance on an upright bush, and are preceded by white flowers often with a very delicate pink tinge. This plant is very hardy, and will survive the cold, but does really well when there is plenty of heat.

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: 3l Pot
  • Approx height on arrival: 45-60cm
  • Shrub is approx. 3 years old
  • Fruit: Blue berries
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.5m
  • Approx Spread: 2m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: September
  • 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
Rating: 5/5

"Good quality healthy plants"

Reviewed Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Rating: 5/5

"Very pleased with the plants"

Reviewed Monday, 5 November 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Arrived on day stated in excellent condition and packaging was very secure"

Reviewed Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Nice specimen, very heathy."

Reviewed Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"As previous reply. 3 items in one package"

Reviewed Thursday, 7 June 2018

Rating: 2/5

"Please see comments on customer service....they are the same"

Reviewed Saturday, 5 May 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Looking good. Hope for a good crop this summer"

Reviewed Monday, 30 April 2018

Rating: 5/5

"The best healthy plant possible. It is just as advertised. Looking forward to plenty of blueberries."

Reviewed Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Rating: 5/5

"The plant looks healthy and established."

Reviewed Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Great service -thanks for a quick dispatch."

Reviewed Thursday, 26 October 2017

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