SELF-FERTILE BERRIES WITH BELL-SHAPED FLOWERS
- In the late spring, bell-shaped flowers of white emerge in clusters
- In fall, the dark green oval leaves turn shades of red
- Large clusters of flavorful and extremely sweet berries ripen in early to mid summer
- Self-pollinating; only one plant is needed to fruit but you'll have a larger harvest with another nearby
- No serious pest or disease issues
- Hand Selected, Fresh from our Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Due to federal and state laws, we are unable to ship bare root bundles to: GA, MI
- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mature Height: 4-6' tall
- Mature Width: 4-6' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 4-6' apart
Why plant Patriot Highbush Blueberry?
An All-American selection of the All-American Blueberry! Patriot Highbush Blueberry is the obvious choice for your Star-Spangled Fourth of July picnic cake—just add the whipped cream and strawberries. A consistently heavy producer, this stellar Accent will provide you with loads of tangy-sweet berries to use in all sorts of recipes. Each summer, you’ll look forward to enjoying them in muffins, cobblers, pies, and tarts. Not a baker? Simply eat them right off the bush, or throw a handful into a healthful smoothie. Start your own personal produce patch today!
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. Patriot was bred by researchers at the University of Maine who wanted to develop Blueberry plants for cold climates. It was a big success—Patriot is hardy to -40ºF! Its name stems from the fact that it was introduced in 1976, the Bicentennial of our country. USA! USA!
How to use Patriot Highbush Blueberry in the landscape?
Take the time to appreciate Patriot Highbush Blueberry’s exquisite flowers in the spring. The dainty pink-tinged white blossoms, shaped like tiny, upside-down urns, make a pleasing show.You’ll also enjoy the glowing red-orange color that Patriot’s foliage takes on in the fall. A delightful Accent with or without fruit!
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
How To Plant Patriot Highbush Blueberry
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 Patriot 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. PatriotBlueberry is self-pollinating, but you’ll get bigger fruits and more of them if you plant another variety of Highbush Blueberry nearby so they can pollinate each other.
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.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size Small, Medium, and Large plants (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 4-7 business days.
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