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Blueberry 'Patriot' Bush - Vaccinium corymbosum 'Patriot' - 2L Pot

Code: TR0252
Blueberry 'Patriot' Bush - Vaccinium corymbosum 'Patriot' - 2L Pot
Blueberry 'Patriot' Bush - Vaccinium corymbosum 'Patriot' - 2L 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: white
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.5m
  • Approx Spread: 1.2m
  • Comes in a: 2L pot
  • Shrub is approx. 3 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.

This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
 
Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"plant looked in first class condition. time will tell."

Reviewed Thursday, 27 October 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Strong healthy plants. Thank you."

Reviewed Monday, 26 September 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Nice shirt, just what I was looking for and next day delivery was outstanding"

Reviewed Monday, 1 February 2016

Rating: 5/5

"The plant was in excellent condition when it arrived and it was healthy. The packaging was sturdy too. Well done Primrose..."

Reviewed Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Rating: 4/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Monday, 14 September 2015

Rating: 4/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Friday, 28 August 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Very satisfied"

Reviewed Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Rating: 4/5

"This plant was fine but not quite as good as the other two I bought. Nice root system."

Reviewed Sunday, 31 May 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Very prompt delivery and well packed"

Reviewed Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Very good plants well pleased"

Reviewed Tuesday, 7 April 2015

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