Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Patriot')

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Very strongly acid (4.5 – 5.0)
Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: White with a slight blush.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Suitable for forage
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Stratify seeds: if starting indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years

photo credit: Robert Duval

Comments:
Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Oct 21, 2011 8:49 PM

A very productive blueberry that can produce 10-20 pounds of fruit per plant. It is a "half-high" blueberry variety, which is a hardy cross between highbush and lowbush-type blueberries.

Shows good resistance to root rot, and can withstand wet soils better than other varieties.

The flower buds and woody stems are hardy to –30 degrees F. But, this variety blooms early, so either plant this variety in a location protected from late-spring frost or cover the plant at night if it's blooming and a late frost is expected.

Showy white blooms in the spring, the dark green summer foliage, and the fiery orange fall leaf color.

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Mar 4, 2013 10:26 AM

Heavy producer of early blueberries.

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