Blueberry bushes

The cultivated blueberries are from a group known as high bush blueberries, a type originating in North America. These form fairly upright bushes growing up to 1.5m/5ft or more in height and spread. The large dark blue berries are sweet and rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants. In addition to their fruit, they also have ornamental value. Their spectacular red autumn foliage adds colour to the garden. The blossom, which opens in May is usually white but may be pale pink in some varieties. They are easy to grow as long as they are provided with right growing conditions. Blueberries are acid-loving plants native of regions with moist peaty soils. To grow them successfully you need a constantly moist, acid soil of pH 5.5 or lower with plenty of organic matter. Ideally you should water them with rainwater as tap water is hard in most parts of the country and would reduce acidity. If your garden soil is not suitable they can be grown in containers using an ericaceous (acid) compost and rainwater. All the blueberry plants we supply are container grown. Click here for a guide to choosing blueberry and cranberry.
  • The most widely grown mid season blueberry producing heavy crops of large berries with a slightly tart flavour. Excellent bronze autumn colour.
  • A mid to late season blueberry producing largest berries of any variety
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    An early blueberry producing very attractive large berries with excellent flavour
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    A new semi-evergreen dwarf blueberry ideal for growing in containers