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Blueberry 'Sunshine Blue'
Blueberry 'Sunshine Blue'

A highly ornamental blueberry, forming a neat, compact bush with blue-green leaves that makes a good container plant for the patio. Bright pink flowers set well to give a prolific crop that may need thinning to avoid overtaxing the plant, particularly when young. The medium sized berries have a good flavour when fully ripe. Mid to late season ripening, often still picking until the first frosts. Fully self fertile, so doesn't require a pollination partner. Sunshine Blue is the best variety of blueberry if you have very little space or you can only manage a single bush. It is also virtually evergreen, retaining most of its leaves through the winter and only shedding them as new, bronze coloured growth starts in Spring. Sunshine Blue can be clipped and pruned to any shape you desire, and even if the plant becomes overgrown and twiggy, just cut it back and it will bush out again the following year.

Having a naturally dense and bushy habit, Sunshine Blue is more prone than other varieties to getting various leaf spots in late summer and autumn. The worst affected leaves will usually fall off, or can be removed, while the remaining leaves will be shed naturally as the new growth resumes in the Spring. Thinning the plant as it grows, to encourage good air circulation, will help to prevent this.

Important note on watering: All blueberry plants require plenty of water in the growing season, but Sunshine Blue is particularly demanding in this respect. With bushy foliage it uses up a lot more water than other blueberries, and for plants grown in containers, when it does rain the dense leaves often prevent the rainfall getting to the compost. Being evergreen it also needs water at times of the year when other blueberries are leafless, and so is also vulnerable to drought during dry periods in early spring and late autumn. If the plant does dry out, even just for a few hours, the leaves will very quickly turn brown and eventually fall. However, if caught in time the plant can recover and produce new growth if the stems are still alive.

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  • Yield: high
  • Fruit Size: medium
  • Flavour: medium-sweet
  • Fruit Colour: medium-blue
  • Height: 2-3ft (1m)
  • Bush Habit: slow
  • Comments: self fertile. Fruit needs thinning to prevent over-cropping. Requires particular attention to watering.

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5 of 5 Very satisfied December 20, 2018
Reviewer: Tamara Garagash from Dublin, Dublin Republic of Ireland  
I ordered blueberries and camellias. It came beautifully wrapped, really safe and secure.  Plants beautiful and healthy. I would definitely use this service again.

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5 of 5 Thank you for the blueberry plant July 5, 2016
Reviewer: Jamie Mittermuller from HUDDERSFIELD, WY England  
A big thank you for the blueberry plant. Not one branch was damage on opening the box, plant was really healthy.

Can not recommend enough!

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5 of 5 Blueberry "Sunshine Blue" July 4, 2016
Reviewer: Mariang from Bridgwater, SO England  
I purchased this bush as a birthday present for my daughter and as we live several miles apart I have not yet had the pleasure of seeing it.   However my daughter says she is delighted with it as it is a good-sized sturdy bush covered in green berries (at the moment).   She was also impressed with the packing of the plant as it was firmly attached to the bottom of the box  preventing any possible damage should the box have been inverted during shipment.
I was very pleased with the service provided by your couriers who were able to Email me with the hourly slot on the delivery day which I was able to communicate to my son in law.

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5 of 5 Very satisfied! June 7, 2016
Reviewer: Shelly Fennell from London, LO England  
I ordered two of this variety (six in total), and all plants arrived quickly and in excellent shape. I also appreciated the helpful planting instructions included. Many thanks!

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5 of 5 Blueberry Bush May 16, 2016
Reviewer: Clive Dean from Cannock, ST England  
Excellent service.
plant well packed and arrived as said, will use Trehane again

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