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.
1&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.
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 Pink Lemonade
Blueberry & Cranberry | Type Dessert | Genus Vaccinium corymbosum | Pink Lemonade Blueberry Plants For Sale | Buy Online
Mid-Late Season Variety Pink Lemonade - Who would have thought it? A pink blueberry! Pink Lemonade is the result of many years development by the United States Department of Agriculture. Pink Lemonade reaches about 5ft/1.5m high and wide, with masses of twiggy branches. The fruits begin green, then become speckled in pink and then take on a rich pink colouring as they mature in August and September. Like all blueberries, Pink Lemonade demands an acid soil and is especially happy in a large container of ericaceous compost. Although it’s self fertile, it will crop more heavily if another blueberry is planted nearby.
Blueberry Pink Lemonade: Picking time mid July.
Blueberry Pink Lemonade: Planting distance 1.5 metres (5 feet) apart
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22 May 20 | ANGELA MACKIRDY
I received a healthy, well grown plant. Already in bloom and more flowers have developed. I am excited to see the pink berries! Very well packed and protected for transport.
16 May 20 | RH
This arrived in great condition and had started growing in new location... can't wait to see the fruit.
4 Feb 20 | James Norris
Ordered four blueberry bushes and this specimen was as good as the rest (which was excellent). Can't wait to eat the delicious berries in the years to come.
21 Apr 19 | Laura
Ordered a pinkberry to compliment our two blueberry bushes. It has arrived and is in excellent condition.
29 Aug 18 | Nirav
Just received the plant together with the Duke variety. The plants looks healthy and was delivered with all the leaves and stems intact. Will plant them in its pot and look forward to tasting a pink blueberry next year hopefully.
24 Jul 18 | Susan Carr
I bought this pink blueberry last August and although the plant looks healthy it has only 2 blueberries, unlike my other blueberry which cropped well in its first year and is still doing so.Unless it produces considerably better next year I would not recommend
7 Feb 18 | Mark Neal
Received this amazing shrub today to find a mass of leaves and loads of buds already and its only 7th Feb. Really pleased.
17 Aug 17 | David D
Purchased Autumn '15. Had a small crop last year, and a medium crop this year and a lot of vegetation growth this year therefore I am expecting a good crop on the new growth next year. The berries are fantastic with a distinctly different flavour to normal blueberries and certainly a 'lemonade' flavour to them. Delicious!
4 Sep 15 | Viv
Have had this plant only just over this summer (2015) and wasn't expecting the dozen or so beautiful berries that appeared. Most importantly, the berries were absolutely delicious and I am looking to order a few more plants to plant alongside this one as one won't be enough for our family😀
26 Jun 15 | jill shepherd
ordered 2 plants - both arrived in superb condition - lovely healthy looking plants
21 May 15 | Alice
A wonderful, healthy plant with a beautiful pink hint to the leaves. Excellent delivery as usual.
10 May 15 | Ali
A big thank you, very pleased with the plant, very well packaged, quick delivery, Highly recommended , thanks.
9 Mar 15 | J Monds
Lovely looking plant, arrived promptly
19 Dec 14 | Ali
First class loveley strong plants arrived quickly and well packed .Will use again.
1 Nov 14 | Unusual plant
Bit on the small side. Will grow though
7 Aug 14 | Maui
Very nice excellent condition plant. can't wait to compare to my other blueberry plant. Also you get a great guide on how to plant all the different trees and plants.
7 Aug 14 | Katy
Healthy plant and quick delivery, though the pot was a little squashed on delivery. Looking forward to the berries and comparing them to my existing blueberry plants/ berries
24 Jul 14 | Dan
Really looking forward to seeing the berries.
19 Apr 14 | Grant
Wow this plant is fantastic! Very impressed it has arrived blooming and it is absolutely massive! Very impressed, thankyou!
15 Apr 14 | Debi
Delivered well packed as always. Bigger than expected and brimming with health. Potted on and looks as though it's been on the patio for ages. Thank You everybody at Blackmoor.
11 Apr 14 | I.Whiteley
2 pink blueberries arrived blossoming and still are after two weeks. These unusual blueberry variety would make beautiful presents. Thank you for lovely customer service, healthier and well-priced plants.
3 Apr 14 | Joyce
Great packaging, tree in really good condition, full of flowers - very good looking on the patio even if there wont be fruit on first year. I will recommend Blackmoor to friends and re-order again in the future. Many thanks.
23 Mar 14 | Dawn M
Very impressed. Full of flower buds already and much larger than I was expecting.
10 Jan 14 | Stuart Andrews
Just taken delivery of another two Pink Lemonade, packed well and in great condition at a bargain price! Fab, Just looking what to order next !!
1 Oct 13 | Saima
Beautiful larger than expected plant with full leaves and buds even in March! Arrived promptly with excellent packaging and plant notes. I was away this yr so missed enjoying my pink blueberry fruits, looking fwd to next yr crop:)
Blueberry Pink Lemonade Growing Tips.
Care Guide For Pink Lemonade Blueberries: 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. Blueberries must be grown in moist, acid soils with a PH of between 4-5. If you can grow Rhododendrons and Azaleas in your soil without any sign of yellow leaves then you can grow Blueberries in the ground but if this is not the case then you will need to grow them in containers with ericaceous compost.
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. (IMPORTANT NOTE: Fertilisers used for tomatoes and vegetables are generally not suitable as they do not contain the correct balance of nutrients. Any form of animal manure is also unsuitable for Blueberries).
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 berries. Soft water from the mains can be used if rainwater is not available but hard water is not suitable. 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 fuschias and chrysanthemums.
Autumn: This is the time for tidying up and mulching. Do not carry out deep cultivation too close to your plant in order to avoid damaging shallow roots. The addition of well-rotted woodchip mulch to the surface around your bushes will conserve moisture and help to control weeds. 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 shoots to encourage branching. Many growers remove all or most of the flower buds in the first year. This will encourage vegetative growth instead of fruit production, thus making a more substantial plant for the following year.
The philosophy of pruning is: To stimulate new growth and keep the plant yielding large crops of big berries
To remove unproductive, diseased, dead or dying wood.
To remove branches which are too high or too low.
To thin out overcrowded branches Blueberries fruit on short lateral branches grown during the spring or early summer of the previous year. The strong branches that grow in late summer may produce fruit buds at their tips. If desired the branches can be cut back by half in winter to encourage branching, although this is at the expense of their fruiting tips.
First, remove any whippy green narrow growth from the base. This will never produce anything and is worthless. All wood that has borne fruit the previous year can then be taken back to the next strong, young growth. When this is complete, stand back, look at your bush and start detail pruning and tipping branches that have died back. This will help to reduce fungal infection in future years. The rule is "If in doubt, take it out". At the end of pruning mature bushes you should probably have removed up to 1/6 of the bush. It is very important to remove the prunings from your garden, either by burning or taking to your local refuse site.
This guide is for general information purposes only as site and soil conditions and requirements vary greatly.