Blueberry Plants Blueberry Duke 5 Litre
- Savoury Sweet Berry
- Early Producer - July
- Beautiful creamy white flowers in Spring
- Large bright blue berries
- A longlasting fruit with a mildly sweet flavour
Vaccinium Corymbosum Duke Blueberry Plants 5 litre: The Duke Blueberry is a bushy upright shrub which will grow to an eventual height of 2m tall. It can be made into an attractive hedge. It produces late spring creamy-white flowers followed by a crop of light blue berries which have a mildly sweet flavour. Its small oval leaves turn red and yellow in the Autumn Months. This particular blueberry is considered the best early season cultivar available. Its late blooms avoid most frosts.
What to expect: Your plant will arrive planted in a 5 litre/23cm pot, and will have a minimum actual plant size of 40cm.
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 2 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 red and yellow in autumn, it produces a profusion of creamy 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.