Not only do Blueberries taste amazing in muffins and pies but they are jam packed with amazing health improving benefits too! To top it all off these plants will look absolutely amazing potted around your garden. With the iconic deep blue colour of blueberries blending into green foliage, these plants will be a real attraction!
Three outstanding varieties that will provide you with juicy berries, throughout summer and autumn, for years to come. Ideal for growing on the patio (they are best grown in ericaceous compost), or in the garden. The rusty red-tipped spring foliage, attractive blossom, stunning autumn foliage and red winter stems are an added bonus! Comprises: Early (ripens from early July), Mid (harvest from late July) and Late (pick from mid August to late September). Supplied in 9cm pots.
PLEASE NOTE: Blueberries will grow in any soil type but a moist spot with acid (ericaceous) soil will provide the best results.
Care of The Plant
Growing blueberries require an acid soil that has a high organic matter with a pH in the range of 4.0-5.5, if grown in a container, an ericaceous potting compost should be used. Blueberries prefer a sheltered sunny spot in the garden, but they can be grown in partial shade, sheltered from cold winds and frost pockets and make a hole big enough to accommodate the complete root system, plant and then water well.
In the garden, plant 1.2m (4′) apart, applying a dressing of bone meal. Once planted, mulch with bark to a depth of 10- 15cm (4-6″), this will retain moisture, suppress weeds and maintain the organic content of the soil. When cultivating around the bush, take care not to damage the plants as they are shallow rooted. In hard water areas rainwater only should be used.
Pruning Blueberry Bushes
Blueberries require little in the way of pruning which is carried out in winter. Remove any weak, dead, damaged or diseased wood and in the first few years remove the tips of the branches. Blueberries fruit on branches that are 2-3 years old. To encourage new growth, remove a number of older branches that have fruited.
Birds can be a problem and bushes should be covered with netting just as the fruit starts to ripen. Harvest the berries when fully ripe or they will have an acid taste.
Pick the fruit when they have started to soften and come away easily, this is normally 7-10 days after they have turned blue. Pick the fruit by gently rolling the berry between thumb and forefinger to separate them from the stem. Not all fruit ripens at the same time and several pickings will be necessary. The fruit can be frozen or stored in the refrigerator for about two weeks.
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Blueberry Plants - Collection
3 x 9cm Potted Plants (1 of each variety)
These are our best value plugs plants. These 5cm plugs are great for confident gardeners and should be potted on before planting out.
Great value, robust plug plants for easy handling and care. These 7cm tall plants need potting on but provide a brilliant balance between value and effort.
Requiring little effort, these 9cm tall plug plants are ready to plant in the ground, once the threat of frosts has passed, kick starting your summer bedding display.
We nurture cuttings into these 12cm super plugs for you, offering fantastic value and very little effort. Plant out or pot on for the best results.
Our 9cm potted plants are amazing value and will give your garden a spectacular summer boost. Plant out or pot on for the best results.
Our supersized range of bedding plants will add a huge amount of colour and style to your garden, grown to provide instant impact from delivery!