1ft 'Sunshine Blue' Blueberry Bush | 12cm Pot

Code: TR0562
1ft 'Sunshine Blue' Blueberry Bush | 12cm Pot
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1ft 'Sunshine Blue' Blueberry Bush | 12cm Pot
Blueberry Sunshine Blue 12cm Pot
Evergreen, cold hardy variety which boasts showy spring flowers and large crops of good sized, sweet and tangy berries. Bears for several weeks in summer and yields 5 to 10 pounds per bush. Selected specifically for superior fruit and soil adaptability. Will grow well in soil or in containers so makes for a great decorative feature in pots. Tolerates higher soil pH better than most blueberries too.. Introduced in 1979. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in June through July. Self-pollinating.

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: 12cm Pot Shrub
  • Approx height on arrival: 15-20cm
  • Shrub is approx. 3 years old
  • Fruit: Blue Berries
  • Flower Colour: Pale green
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.5m
  • Approx Spread: 0.5m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: June- September
  • Tolerance: Fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Uses: Eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves, smoothies
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy
  • Rate of Growth: max. Height in 3-4 years
  • Scented: No
  • Wildlife friendly - Attracts bees and other pollinating insects, provides food for birds

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

See alternative Sunshine Blue plant below:

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.

A Blueberry Sunshine Blue 2 year after planting - sent in by a happy customer!

 
Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"Good size and condition. To early in the year to see how it fruits."

Reviewed Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Rating: 3/5

"very healthy looking plants"

Reviewed Monday, 5 November 2018

Rating: 1/5

"Poor condition and late delivery"

Reviewed Saturday, 22 September 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Delivered and received in good condition within a couple days, well done."

Reviewed Thursday, 20 September 2018

Rating: 2/5

"The condition of the packaging was very poor. Stapling the outer wrap & leaves also damaged the plant & cutting the main stem of the plant to fit the cardboard height surrounding it was no way to treat the plant. Overall, inadequate protection & sloppy packaging by Primrose."

Reviewed Thursday, 23 August 2018

Rating: 1/5

"Still waiting for this item to arrive"

Reviewed Monday, 2 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"I think that you can trust this company They delivered my order on time and was properly packed so that my plants would not be destroyed. For sure I will continue to buy at your company Thank you for the fantastic service."

Reviewed Friday, 15 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Looked fresh and as it was described in the website"

Reviewed Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Arrived quickly as described."

Reviewed Monday, 21 May 2018

Rating: 2/5

"Tiny plant, looked very poorly on arrival"

Reviewed Saturday, 19 May 2018

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