Blueberry Plants for Containers

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Blueberry Plants for Containers
Container-grown blueberries net handfuls of sweet berries. (Blueberry sprig image by annalovisa from Fotolia.com)

Containers are an option for growing blueberries, keeping the plants handy and the berries easy to pick. Although blueberries are durable, cold-hardy plants, the bushes require acidic soil, making container growing especially well suited for growers with alkaline soil. Plant blueberries in a container filled with a mixture of bark, peat moss and a potting soil for acid-loving azaleas.

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Blue Gold

Blue Gold is a cold-hardy blueberry bush with a rounded shape and a mature height of about 4 feet. The foliage turns golden yellow in autumn, followed by bright-white flowers in spring. The large clusters of blueberries are firm and easy to pick.

North Blue

North Blue produces firm, plump, navy-blue berries with a sweet, wild flavour. The foliage is dark green, turning bright red in autumn. Size of the bush is 30 to 40 inches. North Blue is a cold-hardy blueberry that does well in containers. It tolerates temperatures to minus 1.67 degrees C.

Rubel

Rubel blueberry is a heritage blueberry that has been a favourite among blueberry growers for many years because of its intensely-flavoured, uniformly-sized berries. Rubel is a plant for a large container such as a wine barrel, as the bush can reach heights of 6 feet at maturity.

Chippewa

Rubel blueberry is a heritage blueberry that has been a favourite among blueberry growers for many years because of its intensely flavoured, uniformly sized berries. Rubel is a plant for a large container such as a wine barrel, as the bush can reach heights of 6 feet at maturity.

Sunshine Blue

Sunshine Blue is one of few blueberries that will tolerates short winters and warm, humid summer climates. Sunshine blue, which isn't as fussy about its soil, matures to about 3 feet tall. The large berries are ready for picking in July.

Polaris

Polaris, which grows to a height of 30 to 40 inches, produces crisp, aromatic, medium-large berries. The berries are firm and tolerate storage well. Unlike most varieties, Polaris requires a second plant nearby to pollinate.

North Country

North Country blueberries bear medium-sized, bright-blue, sweet-flavoured berries. The vigorous, cold-hardy plants reach heights of 18 to 24 inches, but spread as wide as 30 to 40 inches at maturity. North Country is hardy to temperatures of minus 1.67 degrees C and produces the most berries after a good winter snow cover.

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