Blueberry 'Northland' Bush - Vaccinium corymbosum - 3L Pot

Code: TR0246
Blueberry 'Northland' Bush - Vaccinium corymbosum - 3L Pot
Blueberry 'Northland' Bush - Vaccinium corymbosum - 3L Pot

This upright, deciduous bush is not only beautiful, but bears large, blue-purple fruit, ready for harvest in early summer. Blueberries are best eaten fresh, as they are packed full of antioxidants. The nutrients which make blueberries able to be classified as a superfood have traits which are said to cause weight loss, fat burning, anti-aging, and memory and motor skill improvements. With all these reasons to eat blueberries, it's a good thing they're also naturally delicious!

Characteristics

  • Flower Colour: pink-white
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.5m
  • Approx Spread: 1.2m
  • Comes in a: 3L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Shrub is approx. 2 years old
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Harvesting Period: late July - early August
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: bushy
  • Self pollinating: yes
  • Uses: eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves, smoothies/drinks
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Exposure: sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: max. height in 2-5 years
  • Scented: foliage is aromatic
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

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

Blueberries 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: 4.4/5 (7 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Very healthy plant, good size. However will not fruit this year so unable to advise on size or flavour of fruit yet"

Reviewed Monday, 10 July 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Good service. Good price."

Reviewed Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Rating: 4/5

"I planted in eracious compost, added fertislier for acid loving plants watered them as instructed however the leaves are turning brown and falling off - is that normal / symptoms of planting or should I be doing more to ensure they survive ?"

Reviewed Thursday, 7 July 2016

Rating: 2/5

"1L pot received instead of 3lL pot."

Reviewed Sunday, 6 September 2015

Primrose says: "Thank you for your review. If there is a problem with your order, if you receive the wrong product, you can contact us to resolve the issue. We are always happy to help."
Rating: 5/5

"the service was lovely ,from ordering to delivery ,bushes were good arriving in excellent condition and so fast"

Reviewed Monday, 8 June 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Really good healthy plant."

Reviewed Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Rating: 5/5

"Delivered when stated and well packed"

Reviewed Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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