Blueberry 'Sunshine Blue' Bush - Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' - 2L Pot

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Blueberry 'Sunshine Blue' Bush - Vaccinium 'Sunshine Blue' - 2L Pot

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.

Characteristics

  • Comes in a: 2L pot
  • Height on arrival: 30-50cm
  • Shrub is approx. 2 years old
  • Rate of Growth: max. height in 2-5 years
  • Flower Colour: Bright pink, white in summer
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 1.5m
  • Approx Spread: 1/2m
  • 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, drinks/smoothies
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Exposure: Sheltered
  • 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.

A Blueberry Sunshine Blue 1 year after planting - sent in by a happy customer!

 
Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"Looked very healthy and full of berries just waiting to ripen."

Reviewed Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Rating: 4/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Monday, 13 March 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Easy to order, quick dispatch, well packaged."

Reviewed Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Good plants and service. Would use again."

Reviewed Thursday, 7 April 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Lovely bushy plant. Healthy with good root system."

Reviewed Sunday, 31 May 2015

Rating: 4/5

"Was ordered as a gift so didn't see the product, but the person was happy with it!"

Reviewed Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Rating: 5/5

"top quality plant received in perfect condition"

Reviewed Friday, 8 May 2015

Rating: 5/5

"A lovely deathly looking plant with lots of flowers, so hopefully fruit. Thank you."

Reviewed Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Rating: 5/5

"very good"

Reviewed Monday, 20 April 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent service"

Reviewed Tuesday, 24 February 2015

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