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Blueberries are a great option to consider growing if you have a small space or would like to grow in pots.
They thrive whether in the ground or a pot and can comfortably be kept pruned to around 1 metre high and remain very productive. Blueberries grown in a row will create a low productive hedge to separate different areas in your garden or to help disguise unattractive walls or fences.
The Gulf Coast Blueberry produces large fruit and is a low-chill blueberry that grows well in South East Queensland's sub-tropical climate. Although it grows best in full sun, it will still fruit when planted in a partly shaded position.
It is a self-fertile variety so will produce fruit on its own, however, it will provide even greater harvests if another blueberry bush is also grown nearby as this will assist with cross-pollination.
It's an ideal choice for the novice gardener and for those wishing to grow their fruit trees in pots. Blueberries make a good choice for those keen to involve their children in gardening as they provide fruit quickly and they are a hardy plant.
Regular watering is required.
Please contact us if you have any questions about buying this fruit tree.
- Scientific Name
- Vaccinium spp
- Fruiting months
- September, October, November
- Purchase Height
- approx. 1 -2 foot high
- Maximum Height
- 1 - 2 metres (can be kept comfortably to 1 metre with pruning)
- Pot Size
Top Tips for Planting
- Blueberries like to be planted in a soil that is slightly acidic around 4-5
- They do best in a warm protected position and can tolerate some shade and still fruit well
Top Tips for Growing
- Blueberries need consistent watering to provide a good harvest
- They benefit from having mulch (sugarcane or similar) piled around the base of the tree leaving a few inches from the trunk
Can you grow blueberries in a pot?
Absolutely! Blueberries produce wonderfully when planted in a pot
Are blueberries deciduous?
Yes - blueberries are deciduous, so in colder climates they will lose all of their leaves. In warmer climates they may be semi-deciduous or even evergreen.
Did You Know
Did you know that blueberries are loved not just for how delicious they taste but also for their health benefits as they have plenty of antioxidants.
Fruit Trees make Great Gifts!
How about giving a Fruit Tree for someone's birthday or special occasion?
For something extra special, you can choose a tree that will bear fruit around that time.
Check out our Fruiting Calendar to find the perfect variety.
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