Patriot Blueberry Bush
Patriot Blueberry Bush is a perfect option for planting in your garden or pot. Its short and widespread growth pattern provide an attractive shape that allows for easy harvest. In the winter it’s leaves turn to shades of red and purple, providing visual appeal no matter the season.
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Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum
Site and Soil: Blueberries prefer full sun, well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Partially self-fertile. Plant two varieties for greater fruit production.
Hardiness: Hardy to -35° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 3-5′ in height by 3-5′ wide.
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: June
Fruit Size: Large
Care: Blueberries prefer acidic soil (pH 4.5-5.5).Fertilize in early spring with a granular or liquid acid fertilizer. In late winter prune out any dead branches. After harvest, prune non fruit-bearing branches, leaving new branches to fruit the following season.
Yield: 10-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Blueberries are not bothered by significant pest or disease problems. Scare birds away with Mylar Flash Tape or deter them by covering your plants with netting.
USDA Zone: 3-7