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Spring Hill Nurseries Three-Piece Choice of "Northblue" or "Sunshine Blue" Blueberry Set - 443-636


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443-636 - Spring Hill Nurseries Three-Piece Choice of ''Northblue'' or ''Sunshine Blue'' Blueberry Set
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Spring Hill Nurseries Three-Piece Choice of "Northblue" or "Sunshine Blue" Blueberry Set

Why all the excitement over a blueberry? Well, here's one that was bred at the University of Minnesota and is also an excellent ornamental for pot, container or in-ground planting and produces a bountiful harvest of fresh, plump blueberries on an annual basis every year in mid June.

INCLUDES:
Three blueberry plants of "North Blue" or "Sunshine Blue"

Please note: Item ships at the appropriate time for planting in your area. Please click here to view the hardiness zone map and corresponding shipment date per zone.

This item cannot ship to AK, HI, PR, VI or Guam for hardiness zone restrictions.

About "North Blue":
Combining the more upright habit and larger fruits of northern high-bush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) with the compactness and exceptional cold-hardiness of low-bush blueberry (V. angustifolium), this half-high cultivar bears quantities of large tart dark-blue berries in early summer. The firm succulent fruits are preceded by small white urn-shaped flowers. The broad upright waist-high plants have oval dark green leaves that turn brilliant orange and red in fall.

About "Sunshine Blue":
Blue is the ultimate edible ornamental for a pot and it grows only 3-4' tall! It has glossy silvery-green leaves and is semi-evergreen for year-round color! In the spring, it bears masses of pink flowers (instead of the traditional white) which are followed by lots of berries with a unique tangy flavor for up to nine weeks in the summer.

PLANT DETAILS:
  • Plant Type:
    Perennial in USDA Zones 4-7
    Treat as Annual in Zones 3 and Below; Zones 8 and Above
  • Plant Form: Potted
  • Sun/Shade Requirements: Full sun
  • Planting Distance: 3 - 4'
  • Full Maturity: Three years
  • Height at Maturity: 1 - 2' the first year' 2.5 - 3.0' by second year
  • Spread at Maturity: 2 - 3'
  • Bloom Period: May with edible fruit in late June
  • Watering Needs: Water thoroughly; keep soil moist for the first year

Please see the above Planting & Care tab for further planting instructions and plant care info.

Click here to view Spring Hill's in-depth growing guide.

Grown in the USA.

SPRING HILL NURSERIES PLATINUM WORRY-FREE REPLACEMENT PROMISE:
There's no risk when you purchase a Spring Hill Nurseries product. Your complete satisfaction is our greatest desire. Spring Hill wants to spare you any worries, and offers its own replacement promise, beyond ShopHQ’s returns and adjustment policy. All of our perennial plants are guaranteed for one full year, and all of our annuals for 90 days, from the date on which you receive your order. If you have any gardening questions about Spring Hill products please contact Spring Hill directly at (812) 260-2125 or email us at Service@SpringHillNursery.com.

For all other questions or if for any reason you're not fully satisfied with your purchase when it arrives, after planting, or at any time within the replacement warranty period, just phone ShopHQ customer service at 1-800-676-5523 who will facilitate any necessary replacements or exchanges with Spring Hill. Replacements and exchanges will be made with the same item or a comparable item (if the same item is no longer available). No questions and no quibbling.

PLANTING & CARE
1) Dig a hole twice as wide and twice as deep as the pot each plant is in.

2) Remove the plant from the pot and carefully place the root ball in the hole, level with the soil surface.

3) Refill with soil mixture. Firm the soil around the plant with your fingers.

4) Water thoroughly. Do not let plants in pots dry out, especially if they are not in a sheltered spot or not directly planted in the open garden. Your plant requires at least 1" of rainfall (or equivalent watering) each week when in the ground.

CONTINUING CARE:
Never let your new transplants dry out. Especially if grown in containers. Your strawberries require 1" of rainfall (or equivalent watering) each week. In containers exposed to full sun you will have to water at least every other day during periods of extreme heat or possibly even every day.

Feeding:
Apply plant food at a rate of 5 lbs per 100 sq. ft. of garden. It is also for use on seeded plantings. After the seeds have emerged, broadcast general purpose over the desired area at above rate and incorporate into the soil.

Mulching:
Apply plant food at a rate of 5 lbs per 100 sq. ft. of garden. It is also for use on seeded plantings. After the seeds have emerged, broadcast our general purpose over the desired area at above rate and incorporate into the soil.

Weeding:
Keep the area around your plants free of weeds. Weeds compete with all plants for food, water and light. Walk around the garden periodically and pull weeds, including the roots as soon as you see them. Mulch also assists in keeping weeds down.

Pruning:
Remove spent blossoms promptly to promote additional blooming. Pinch off blooms when they are no longer attractive, but take care to leave as much foliage as possible.

Re-Planting:
Add 1 tablespoon to soil in hole and mix thoroughly before planting the transplant. Scratch fertilizer at above rate into surface once they start flowering/fruiting. For existing garden, broadcast around existing plants and incorporate into soil at the above rate. Apply at the beginning of growing season and again when plants start to bear vegetables.

Winterizing:
Hardy in-ground. Potted plants should be moved into a protected unheated area such as a garage over winter in northern zones.

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