Blueberry Plants Blueberry Northland 5 Litre.
- Early/Mid Producing - July
- Fresh Sweet berries
- large reliable heavy cropping variety
- Large 5 litre plants One of the most winter hardy varieties to -30
- Medium sized fruits with a "Wild" flavour
Vaccinium Corymbosum ' Northland ' Blueberry plants 5 litre: Northland is a large early producing spreading shrub, it produces large light to medium coloured blue berries, matched with an excellent flavour that resembles wild blueberries. Blueberry Vaccinium plants produce fruit that grows on old wood, and are self fertile, all our plants are hand selected by us, so all have old wood present, this way we can guarantee your shrub will produce from year one. Northland blueberry bushes flower in May and produce an abundance medium to large sized fruits, from year one. It is an early producing variety, It makes an excellent choice for bakers as the fruits it produces have a high sugar content, it is one of the most winter hardy and reliable croppers available it has been known to produce fruits after withstanding winter temperatures of -30 and can when fully mature produce upto 10Kg per bush.
What to expect: Your plant will arrive planted in a large 5 litre/23cm pot, and will have a minimum actual plant size of 40cm 1st Picture shows this seasons fruit. Depnding on the time of year purchased your plant will look just like the picture
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. Northland is one the very toughest.
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,( Azalea, Camellia, Acer, Pieris, Rhododendron) 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.