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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 5-7' tall
  • Mature Width: 5-7' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Shade
  • Spacing: 5-7' apart


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Duke Highbush Blueberry

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Vaccinium corymbosum 'Duke'

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Why the Duke Highbush Blueberry?

Professional berry growers favor Duke Highbush Blueberry for its many fine qualities. This superior selection wins out by virtue of its strong growth, hardiness, and productivity, and its medium-large fruits are uniform and taste pleasantly tart, like a blueberry should. Go with the pros’ choice in your own garden. With Duke Blueberry, you’ll have loads of picture-perfect fruit that tastes delicious! Blueberry pie, blueberry cobbler, blueberry muffins, blueberry smoothies—imagine how many treats you will make with them! Every year, you’ll look forward to berry season and coming up with new ways to enjoy them. Scrumptious.

So many of the plants we grow for food come from distant places. The Highbush Blueberry is a homegrown American native. It grows in the wild from Maine all the way to Florida, ranging westward to Minnesota and Louisiana. Over the years, plant breeders have worked to improve the size, flavor, and quantity of its berries. Duke resulted from a cross made by USDA Blueberry hybridizer Arlen Draper in the 1960s. It stood out for the reasons mentioned above, as well as for the fruit’s good keeping qualities and the satisfying way the berries “pop” in your mouth. It was introduced to the public in 1987.

How to use in the landscape?

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 4-8

    Mature Height: 5-7' tall

    Mature Width: 5-7' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Shade

    Spacing: 5-7' apart

How To Plant

Acid soil is key to growing Blueberries successfully. These peat-loving Accents require very low–pH conditions in order to thrive. If your soil isn’t naturally acidic, you may want to grow Duke Blueberry in a large container or raised bed. Give it all-day sun if possible and use lots of organic matter—both as a soil amendment and as mulch. Water weekly if no rain falls. DukeBlueberry is self-pollinating, so you don’t need to plant another variety nearby. It’s perfect for owners of small gardens who don’t have the space for multiple plants.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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