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

Reliable blueberry suitable for growing in the ground

First introduced in 1979 ‘Sunshine Blue’ was bred with several highly desirable features; it can tolerate a higher soil pH and higher temperatures, it is an evergreen and is self-pollinating while also producing sweet and tangy, great tasting fruit too! Being able to grow in soil or in a pot with a fantastic pink bloom it makes a great ornamental plant for the patio while also being able to yield 5 to 10 pounds of fruit.

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.

Variety Information

Type Types are different species of blueberry that each have a different eventual height and spread. Southern Highbush
Harvesting Period May-August
Estimated Time to Best Yields 2 Years
Uses Eating Fresh, Jam-Making, Cooking

Size Information

Supplied As12cm Pot
Height on Arrival45cm (18 Inches)
Planting Distance Half-high varieties can be planted closer together than the other more vigorous types of blueberry.1-1.8m
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions.2m x 2m (6 x 6ft)
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Optional Extras
  • Levington® Ericaceous Compost - 20 Litres
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  • Ericaceous Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 40cm Terracotta Fibrecotta Large Cube Planter
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  • 42cm Small Wooden Pine Raised Cube Planter
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Our soft fruit plants are carefully checked by our fruit nursery experts prior to despatch to ensure they are up to size and in perfect condition.

Larger orders are packed into specially made, extra thick cardboard boxes with innovative inserts that hold your plants in place to prevent any damage in transit.

Small orders for bare root plants are carefully wrapped and then sent in padded mail bags for delivery in the large letter postal service where there are no larger items capable of causing damage.

Key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing (1-1.8m) between bushes, depending on whether your variety is a dwarfing half-high, or another more vigorous type of blueberry.

Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Before planting, drench the rootball. Place the pot in the hole, ensuring it sits no lower than an inch below ground

Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your plant a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem.

Blueberry plants are extremely easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: blueberry plants originate from North America, which have far colder winters than than UK.
  • Position: in the UK, the greatest barrier to successful fruiting is a lack of sunlight, so planting in full sun is recommended, although blueberries will tolerate light shade. Planting your bush in a sheltered spot will help prevent uprooting and allow it to put more resources into fruiting.
  • Soil Types: blueberry plants are suited to acidic soils below 5.5pH. pHs above this will reduce the amount of nutrients a plant can absorb. You can increase the acidity of your soil by watering with rainwater and using pine needles and ericaceous compost as mulch. With chalky soils, you are better off planting in pots, filling it with ericaceous compost. It is important to avoid waterlogged soils, which starve a plant of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases.

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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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