1ft 'Patriot' Blueberry Bush | 2L Pot

Code: TR0252
1ft 'Patriot' Blueberry Bush | 2L Pot
Blueberry 'Patriot' Bush - Vaccinium corymbosum 'Patriot' - 2L Pot

The biggest early season blueberry you'll find! This upright, deciduous bush is not only beautiful, but bears large, blue-purple fruit, ready for harvest in early summer. The patriot blueberry carries an oustanding deep flavour and is great in jams, preserved or baked in pies.

This particular Blueberry plant has the added bonus of a fantastic autumn display and snowy blossoms in early spring making it not just a source of delicious fruit, but an idea landscape feature too.

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. 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

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

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.



Pictured When Planted Early March 2017



 
Customer Reviews
Rating: 4/5

"Too early to tell how it will perform, hope it survives the winter."

Reviewed Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Pleased with the plants and delivery"

Reviewed Sunday, 21 October 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Plant appears healthy - will have to wait and see how it fares, before giving it five stars..."

Reviewed Sunday, 29 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Plants well grown well packed."

Reviewed Sunday, 1 July 2018

Rating: 1/5

"Not received so no further comment"

Reviewed Thursday, 14 June 2018

Rating: 2/5

"pleas esee comments on customer service...they are the same."

Reviewed Saturday, 5 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Arrived in time stated slot, were well packaged and no damage. Plants are of very good size and are healthy. Very pleased."

Reviewed Monday, 26 March 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Great products and service."

Reviewed Thursday, 13 July 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Very healthy plant."

Reviewed Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Rating: 5/5

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

Reviewed Thursday, 27 October 2016

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