Blueberry 'Northsky' - ShrubVaccinium corybosum 'Northsky'
A gorgeous plant that you can eat too.
Blueberries... is your mouth already watering? This Blueberry (Vaccinum) 'Northsky’ is a miniature bush that is easy to grow and looks great in a pot on the patio or decking. It has a compact growing habit and requires little space. Always room for blueberries!! This one can be grown on in a large planter on the patio or decking too - really compact. Self pollinating and with a fruit crop that is enormous. You can pick delicious blueberries during summer and eat them straight from your hand. These blueberries don't stain! Did you know that blueberry 'Northsky' is considered perfect in many delicious desserts? Height supplied: 15-20 cm.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreThe Blueberry bush grows best in acidic, humus-rich soil, so you can utilise your garden soil by adding some peat-based potting compost. Clay soils are not suitable. If it is an alkaline soil then it is best to grow the blueberry in a pot or container. Prepare a large hole in good, loose soil and plant the root ball of the blueberry ‘Northsky’ at the correct depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water well immediately after planting. Blueberry bushes ideally grow in a sunny or partially shaded area, protected from cold winds.
Blueberry bushes can be grown in a pot or containerThis mini blueberry is a compact bush, ideal for a pot or container. Line the inside of a porous pot with plastic. This prevents evaporation and the compost will dry out less quickly. It is recommended to use an acid compost or a peat-based compost with no added lime.
Show moreThe soil around the roots should never dry out. Water the blueberry bush on a regular basis during dry periods, preferably with rainwater. During the spring you can give it some fertiliser which will encourage its growth. In winter, place some garden compost with a layer of fallen leaves, about 5 cm thick, around the roots of the blueberry bush.
Blueberries can be prunedPrune any cross branching of your blueberry bush and this will allow light to reach the centre of the bush. Blueberry bushes will need little pruning for the first two years. Once established prune old adult branches but no more than a 1/3 of the bush. This will promote new shoots for fruiting.
Show moreBlueberry bushes are very hardy. During spring, the bush is covered with beautiful white flowers. The berries are very tasty and full of vitamins, they are real health benefits. You can eat them straight from the bush or use them in jam making and for baking. Birds also love blueberries!The family name Vaccinium has two meanings: 1) it's the old name for Blueberry. 2) from 'vacca' (L. = cow) and baccinium/bacca (L. = berries); so 'cow berries', a type of berry much enjoyed by cows. The variety notation corymbosum means bouquet or bunch, referring to the cluster of flowers when in bloom. This is why these shrubs are also known as cluster blueberries.
- Extra information
Latin name Vaccinium corybosum 'Northsky' Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Green, Blue Light preference full sun , partial sun Flowering period May - June Harvesting period July - September Growing height 150 - 200 cm Planting distance 100 - 150 cm