Large Vaccinium Corymbosum Bluegold Blueberry Plants 10 litre: Bluegold Blueberry plant is a large spreading shrub, it will reach heights of upto 120cm and produces large sized pale blue coloured berries, matched with an excellent flavour. Blueberry plants produce fruit that grows on old wood. All our plants are selected so they will produce fruit from year one, these particular plants are well established, 50- 60cm tall excluding the pot, they will produce an excellent crop in 2021, and even larger crops in the proceeding years. Bluegold are rightly considered to be one of the best all round varieties they have a long production period, provide a high yield and are highly resistant to disease. Bluegold are also a good self fertile variety, however like all Blueberry and most fruit plants and trees they will produce a heavier crop if planted on proximity to other Blueberries. For best results always plant in acidic soil or ericaceous compost.
Planting Position: For best results plant in full sun through to partial shade. In well drained moist soil.
Soil: All our Blueberry plants are part of the 'Vaccinium Corymbosum' family so whilst not classed as fully ericaceous or lime hating, they are better suited and will produce more fruits in acid soils.
Suitable for container planting: Yes ideal. We would recommend planting in John Innes Ericaceous compost, this is a loam based lime free compost with essential foods for acid liking plants.
Eventual height and spread: Up to 1.5 metres high with a spread of approximately 1 metre.
Growth habit: Upright, bushy.
Flowering Period: May Pruning: Not necessary, but if required should be done end of winter through the start of spring.
Foliage: Whilst most people grow Blueberry plants for the masses of fruit they produce, they also make lovely additions to the garden as flowering shrubs. Leaves are glossy green in summer then a beautiful scarlet red in autumn, it produces a profusion of white blossoms in late spring.
Evergreen: No deciduous
Winter hardy: Yes, very tough shrubs will cope well with extreme cold temperatures.
All our Blueberry varieties are self-pollinating, so it is not necessary to plant in the vicinity of other blueberry plants, that being said if you have room for more than 1 plant, fruit production will be more plentiful. Should only be fertilised once, early in the year this should be be done with a food designed for Acid preferring plants, do not fertilise after the blooming period as they may cause the plants to have a late growth spurt, which could result in winter damage.
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