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A guide to choosing the right size

Blackmoor Nursery is one of very few Nurseries in the UK offering gardeners the opportunity to buy Blueberry and Cranberry plants direct from our Nursery. 

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.

3 Litre = Container grown Blueberries that 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 Blueberry plant the size depends on the variety but in general they will be 20-25cm in height.
2 Year Bush = A two year old Blueberry 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.

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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 Collection Saving £3.84

Blueberry & Cranberry | Genus Vaccinium | Vaccinium corymbosum Bluecrop, Duke And Patriot

Blueberry Collection - New season’s stock ideal for planting now for fruits this summer. 1 Bluecrop, 1 Duke and 1 Patriot. All in a 3 litre pots. 

Mid Season Variety Bluecrop - This popular Blueberry variety should always be chosen for planting either by itself or in a collection of varieties. Vigorous upright habit. Bell shaped flowers in spring followed by heavy crops of good flavoured fruit. Bluecrop has excellent autumn foliage. Considered the best all around variety for consistent yields with large, high quality fruit, and disease resistance. Bluecrop is an upright, open growing bush.

Early Season Variety Duke - Medium to large sized Blueberries with a mildly sweet flavour. This attractive berry is quite firm and retains its fresh quality longer than most varieties. Duke blooms late but ripens early, which protects the blossoms from spring frosts. Blueberry Duke is one of the heaviest, most consistent producers, often yielding over 20 pounds per bush when mature. Duke bushes are upright growers but the branches will droop to the ground when laden with fruit. The foliage turns yellow-orange in the autumn.

Early Season Variety Patriot - 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.  

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5 Mar 24 | Robin

Ordered the blueberry collection bundle which arrived promptly and in robust health. Thank you!

24 Jun 23 | Dave r

Ordered the patriot , Duke and bluecrop deal early on in March, all potted with the same compost and sat along a sunny area in My garden , all flowered and looked fine , unfortunately the patriot died leaving the Duke and bluecrop ,both have fruit on but the Duke is the best out of the both , realy happy with the results from these two bushes ,so yep only for losing the patriot alls good

12 Dec 18 | Bobbie

Ordered Blueberries and Lingonberry plants. The plants were healthy and in excellent condition. I would certainly order from Blackmoor again

9 Nov 18 | Alison

Received my order of the Blueberry collection on time and and in perfect condition. I have ordered quite a lot over the years from Blackmoors and everything has been perfect. I thoroughly recommend them.

24 Feb 18 | Colin McHardy

I just couldn't resist this February 18 offer for three blueberry bushes. They arrived well packed and in excellent condition. As the weather is extremely cold with a bitter sap drying easterly wind I shall hang back a few days before planting.

24 Mar 14 | Debi

delivered in excellent condition as always. Really strong healthy little bushes with lovely fresh green new leaves. I cannot give enough praise to Blackmoor for it's quality and service.

4 Jan 13 | Morgan

Purchased on the 22nd Dec and delivery arrived intime for Christmas. My sister loved the plants. Thanks to all

11 Dec 12 | Dan

Just bought this for my mum for Christmas, hope she likes them

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