Vaccinium Corymbosum Duke Blueberry plants 10 Litre: Duke is a large spreading shrub upto approximately 2 metres, which produces medium sized light to medium coloured blue berries, matched with an excellent flavour. One of the most used early producing varieties, Duke blooms late but ripens early, reducing the risk of frost damage. Producing a reliabe heavy crop annually.
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 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.
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.
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