Coir Pot = Grown in a coir fibre pot that can be planted directly in the soil causing no root disturbance.
1&3 Litre = Container grown and can be planted all year round. The size refers to the number of litres of compost that the container holds.
1 Year Plant = A one year old plant the size depends on the variety but in general they will be 30-40 in height.
2 Year Bush = A two year old plant that has been pruned back in the first winter to form a bush shape. Generally plants will be 50-60cm and more bushey than the 1 year old.
Blueberries will need planting at a minimum of 1.5 metres apart if planted into the soil or raised beds.
Blueberry growing guide: If you have purchased your blueberry plant during its winter dormant season, then there is no need to do anything except plant it, until the plant emerges from the winter. You will notice that the buds swell as spring draws nearer. The large, fat buds near the tips of the shoots are your flowers and fruit this season and the smaller ones are shoots and leaves. As temperatures rise, these buds burst open and growth starts.
Spring: When the leaves have emerged fully, usually towards the end of April, your plant will need its first feed. A balanced ericaceous fertiliser (rhododendron/azalea fertiliser) is recommended.
Summer: Repeat feeding the plant at the end of June because blueberries have a second stage of growth in late summer. The whole of your plants' root system should be kept moist throughout the growing season, preferably using rainwater as this tends to be acidic. As the fruit starts to colour, try to cover the plants with bird netting to avoid theft of your precious blueberries. In mid to late summer, long canes will grow up through the bush. This is the framework for the future. Pinching out the tips of this growth will encourage a bushy plant, as done for fuchsias and chrysanthemums.
Winter: Pruning is carried out after leaf fall, in mid winter while the plants are dormant. For the first two years after planting, your bushes will need very little pruning, except general tidying up and shortening of very long canes to encourage branching.
All the heathland berries have one fundamental feature in common. They must have moist and distinctly acid soil. Provided this need is met they are easy to grow.
If growing in containers then plant using ericaceous compost.
Collection - If you would like to collect your trees then use this option. Note the collection is from the Wholesale Nursery office between Monday-Friday only. Please allow 1 working days for your order to be processed prior to collection date.
We are not a Garden Centre or retail Nursery. Orders can be placed via our website and the collection option can be selected at the checkout. Your order will then be ready for you to collect during our normal opening hours which are Monday-Friday 07.30-16.30. Our plants are grown in fields that can be 2 miles away from our office so it is not possible to just turn up and select your own trees.
Delivery Charges - The delivery charge is worked out from the weight and the size of the plant. We have several rates that apply to UK mainland addresses. The lower postal rates range from £2.50 - £5.50, will be applied to smaller orders of the lighter plants like currants, raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, asparagus and strawberries although larger orders will go into the £10.00 rate. Once you have put together your order the delivery charge will show before payment. All orders are dispatched in one delivery.
Delivery times - Orders placed up to Tuesday are dispatched the same week. Orders placed after Tuesday are dispatched the following week. You can add to your order at any time. If you wish to add to your order then please email us and we shall send you a ref code that can be used for free shipping. We shall let you know when your order is being shipped via email. If you change your email address at any time please change your details on your account.
To take advantage of a promotional code or gift voucher this must be entered into the redeem code box at the checkout. Discounts cannot be given once an order is completed and any codes have not been used.
Early Season Variety - Patriot was selected at the University of Maine for home gardeners requiring a cold hardy variety that would bear consistent crops of large sized fruit. Production is high, ranging between 10 and 20 pounds at maturity. The berries are dark blue and highly flavoured. Patriot is a low growing, spreading bush to about 4 feet, revealing its partial low bush parentage. It is adaptable to many soil types and will perform better in wetter soils than many other varieties. Patriot makes an excellent landscape variety with its showy white blooms in the spring, dark green summer foliage, and fiery orange autumn colours.
|1 Litre||1 Year Old Plant||£8.00||171 Available|
|3 Litre||2 Year Old Plant||£10.00||157 Available|