All orders are despatched in one delivery. If your order contains both bare root and container grown plants then we can only despatch when all plants are ready.
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 20-25cm 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 bushy 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 £2.80 - £5.70, 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. A higher rate of £18.00 - £32.00 will be charged for deliveries to European Countries and GY KW IV AB PH KW HS ZE IM BT DD JE PO30 PO31 PO32 PO33 PO34 PO35 PO36 PO37 PO38 PO39 PO40 PO41 Postcodes. Once you have put together your order the delivery charge will show before payment. All orders are despatched in one delivery.
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.
Blueberry Sunshine Blue
Blueberry & Cranberry | Genus Vaccinium | Vaccinium corymbosum
Mid Season - This blueberry has so many excellent qualities that it is almost a new kind of plant. Has dense, rounded, semi dwarf form only 2-3 feet high and wide making it a great choice for containers. Self fertile. Semi evergreen. The only variety to be truly self fertile, which means that you only need 1 plant. The other beauty is that it's perfect for tub growing on patios, highly ornamental, with shocking pink flowers in the spring. Highly recommended.
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16 Jan 18 | Glennis Byron
I'll have to put a padlock on this plant: all my neighbours are coveting it. Got a 3 litre, it arrived in Spain in full leaf, covered in blossom and not a stem broken.
17 Aug 17 | David D
Purchased Autumn '15. This year we had a medium crop but a lot of vegetation growth setting it nicely for a good crop next year.
5 Apr 17 | Mark and Imogen
We bought a sunshine blue back in 2014 from blackmore. It's been a real star: easy to look after in a pot, fruited very well each year.
8 Dec 16 | Godfrey B.
Healthy looking dwarf bush, still full of leaves at this time of year (early December). Quality product, very pleased.
12 May 16 | Keith
Very healthy and sturdy blueberry. This plant was well worth the price and the delivery was fast and well secured inside the box. Excellent supplier.
1 Apr 16 | Yasmin
I ordered two of sunshine blue along with Empathy Ericaceous Seaweed Fertiliser 1L I was shocked to find that one of the plants was crushed by the 1L fertiliser someone has put on top of the plant. this was made a great big hole in the centre of the bush as the branches are broken :( , it would have been better to place the 1L fertiliser at the bottom or side rather than dropping on top of the bush. again speedy delivery but could have been more careful with placing stuff in the same box. The plant itself is beautiful I just wish all those middle branches weren't broken.
5 Dec 15 | Rebecca
This is one of 3 two year old blueberry plants which we ordered from Blackmoor. All three plants were exceptionally healthy and the service from Blavkmoor was excellent. Of the three varieties we ordered (sunshine blue, pink lemonade and blue drop) sunshine blue has fruited the most prolifically and has a very good flavour
20 Aug 15 | Ed
Received two nice and healthy sunshine blue plants, both with plenty of fruit on them. Another brilliant buy from blackmoor :)
26 Jun 15 | jill shepherd
healthy plant arrived safely - covered in blueberries, packaging wonderful as ever
10 May 15 | Ali
A big thank you, very pleased with the plant, very well packaged, quick delivery, Highly recommended , thanks.
21 Apr 15 | Kim
Received my sunshine blue last week I am so happy with the plant it looks so healthy and full of leaves and blossoms! So much better than the other plant I bought elsewhere!
14 Apr 15 | J Monds
Wow what a great looking plant, arrived quickly and well packaged
18 Mar 15 | Andrew R
Arrived promptly and ridiculously healthy. Lovely big 2 year old plants. This lot of 4 x plants were my second set of Sunshine Blue, got the first plant last year with a whole bunch of varieties and found it was far and away the heaviest cropper. The evergreen nature (in London anyway) helps as well. The plants were well packed and I would recommend both Blackmoor and these Blueberries in particular. Even thought the 2 year costs more, compared to others I have purchased from other 'leading companies' they are totally worth it.
4 Feb 15 | Karen H
The Sunshine Blue bush arrived last week and I'm really pleased with the condition and how well packed it was. Excellent service.
30 Jan 15 | Glynis Leigh
I bought a Sunshine Blue two years ago from a garden centre,planted in a pot it had lovely flowers and cropped very well. Sadly it got left behind when I moved house so I ordered three plants on the 27th, delivered today 30th....marvellous service. I look forward to my blueberries.
19 Dec 14 | Ali canak
very happy with the sevice and lovely plant
3 Dec 14 | Christina Dymond
Came exactly when they said The plants are in beautiful condition Can't wait for summer to taste them
16 Nov 14 | Shabir
Ordered sunshine blue variety of blueberry. Plant arrived quickly. Well packaged and looks fantastic. Have planted in a large pot it and can't wait for the fruit next summer. I am impressed with Blackmoor and intend to buy from. Them in future as the preferred supplier.
17 Jul 14 | Adelle
Plants arrived well packaged in excellent health, with berries on too didn't think i get any till next year
15 Jul 14 | Tamsin
Bought this in May. Arrived really well packaged and really healthy. Planted it in a container and it is doing really well. Very pleased.
15 Jun 14 | Dan Jones
Received a 2 year bush with fruits growing already
30 May 14 | marzio
Arrived super fast,really pleased,thankyou
27 May 14 | sahan
ı purchased april 2013 and now it is late may 2014 numerous pink white flowers and fruits is an attractive appereance Thanks a lot Blackmoor
19 Apr 14 | Grant
Very impressed with the quality of this plant! A few weeks later and it has beautifull flowers budding and is thriving in my garden :)
21 Feb 14 | Dawn M
Bought in a previous year and has proved productive, even in the North. Lovely tasting fruit.