Vaccinium corymbosum Bluecrop


Vaccinium corymbosum Bluecrop, Highbush, Blueberry. A dense deciduous upright shrub with arching stems of green leaves, turning red in autumn. White flowers in late spring are followed by edible, large sweet blue-black berries. Heavy cropper. Max Height 1.5m. Max Spread 1.5m. Flowers May to June. Fruits July to August.


Plant in acidic moist well drained soil. Full sun / partial shade, Hardy.


General Fruit Tree & Fruit Planting and care

  • Water the Fruit or Fruit tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If planting the Fruit or Fruit Tree in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot
  • If using a stake position the Fruit Tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well.
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps.
  • Water the Fruit thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.