Blueberry Plants Blueberry Sunshine Blue 5 Litre
- Self Fertile
- Pink Flowering Blueberry
- Semi Evergreen
- Early producer - May to June
- Rich sweet berries
Vaccinium Corymbosum ' Sunshine Blue' Blueberry plants 5 litre: Sunshine Blue is a semi-dwarf shrub, making it a good choice if you want a plant that is easier to pick from. It produces medium to large light blue berries, matched with an excellent sweet flavour. Blueberry plants produce fruit that grows on old wood, 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. 'Sunshine Blue' is a cold hardy variety and is adapted for vigorous, productive growth. It is self fertilising, which means you only need one. They look great in a container as their foliage is blue-green which turns Burgundy in the winter. Through the Spring months it has beautiful pink flowers. An early season producer late May-June will produce 5-10lbs of fruit per plant when mature.
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 plus. It will depending on the time of year purchased 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: Upto 90cm high with a spread of approximately 90cm.
Growth habit: Upright, semi dwarf shrub
Flowering Period: Spring
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-blue in summer then a beautiful burgundy red in autumn, it produces a profusion of pink blossoms in late spring.
Evergreen: Semi Evergreen
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. 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.