St. Cloud Northern Half-High Blueberry

(Vaccinium corymbosum) -Full to Part Sun–  Early season. plant two different varieties for pollination

early season.  One of the earliest varieties.  Med-large fruit with good flavor and high yields.  Needs another variety as a pollinator.  4′ tall.  Zones 3-7

3″ pots $4, Quart pots $8, Gallon* pots $16

North American native plant,   

Blueberries can be a challenge in our region’s heavy clay soils, though these soils are generally on the acidic side which blueberries need.  They will thrive with good site preparation and continued mulching; naturally acidic pine bark or pine needles are best, but hardwood chips/bark and sawdust will do.  Ideally, plant in slightly raised beds and amend the soil with generous peat moss, pine bark and alfalfa meal (or other nitrogen source); finishing with a good thick layer of pine bark mulch or pine needles.  Apart from their pickiness regarding soil conditions, blueberries are one of the best choices for practical edible landscaping; once established, they are a beautiful low maintenance bush with good fall color.  You may be fighting the birds for them, but if you plant them in front of a window you can at least think of them as a pretty bird feeder 🙂  Bird netting is an effective deterrent but you may still have chipmunks steal your fruit by scooting under the nets.  Our blueberries need at least 2 varieties for pollination.

Availability of plants varies from day to day.  We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time.  Please call before you come to check availability.