Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop'
Not just a fruit bush, Blueberry bushes provide year round interest. Fresh green foliage and bell-shaped white flowers in spring are followed by an abundance of rich flavoured fruit from August, before the leaves turn vibrant reds and oranges in autumn and fall to the ground in winter. Partially self-fertile, but planting more than one variety improves yield.
Plant in moist, ericaceous soil, don't allow the soil to dry out. Perfect for patio containers if acidic soil is not available. Feed in spring with an ericaceous fertiliser.
Water thoroughly, or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with the surrounding ground and refill, firming if necessary. Keep well watered in dry weather. Feed in spring with a good, general fertiliser.
Full Sun Part Shade
April - May