Prolific, Early-Ripening Blueberry
Duke Blueberry is a northern highbush blueberry that produces exceptional fruit. It's such a prolific producer that the branches often droop, so planting one where you have a trellis would work well. These also make a decorative hedge that can't be beat!
Blueberries are considered a beautiful, productive plant with spring flowering against dark green foliage, delicious fruit in summer and fiery orange/red foliage for autumn color...and Duke is no exception.
Your Duke Blueberry produces blooms late but ripens early, protecting blossoms from late frosts. The spring flowers arrive white with a pink hue. The delicate, bell-shape blossoms present an elegant contrast against the green, leathery foliage. Yellow-orange leaves in autumn round out the ornamental nature of this remarkable blueberry bush.
Duke Blueberry is a heavy, consistent producer you can count on to provide you with delicious fruit every year. The medium to large berries are very firm and retain their fresh quality longer than other varieties, so you can easily store some or share a few with friends and neighbors. Duke is particularly renown for its superb berry with a mildly tart flavor.
Your Duke Blueberry has an upright growth habit, and is stem blight as well as deer resistant. Plant your Duke Blueberry in a full sun location in your yard where there are acid soils for best performance.
Blueberries are extremely nutritious and have a high vitamin content. So planting a blueberry bush is an investment in not only beauty, but health as well. Duke Blueberry is a great bush to start with for a hardy, easy-to-care-for plant that can be counted on for great performance.
- Exceptional fruit
- Spring flowers
- Fall color
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Vaccinium 'Duke'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 8 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|