The Northsky Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum x Vaccinium angustifolium 'Northsky') is an exciting Half-High Blueberry selection, introduced through the renowned University of Minnesota's Blue Breeding Program! Northsky is a very hardy, dwarf variety. It tolerates temperatures as low as bone-chilling -40 degrees Fahrenheit. It also looks amazing!
This compact plant has a dense canopy. It's able to tolerate snow loads, which makes the Northsky the first choice for those living in the cold winter extremes. In fact, the winter snow load actually protects the buds from the severe winter cold!
It's also a beautiful ornamental plant for the landscape. In spring, Northsky is completely covered in snow white, tiny, bell-shaped blossoms. Berries are decoratively set to the outside of the plant. Northsky produces small, sky-blue berries that are soft and sweet. The flavor is often described as a mild wild Blueberry. This allows for easy hand picking or raking with a special Blueberry rake. You'll also really appreciate extending your harvest time to 2 months.
The Northsky is a true home garden selection! Blueberries are a delicious superfruit. How fun to grow your own gourmet fruit! Easy food sustainability and healthy homegrown goodness anywhere sunny! Enjoy them fresh, dehydrated, or used in cobbler, cake, sauce, jam, jelly, or syrup. Try this powerful, tiny Blueberry in a frost-proof container on your patio. In the fall, this beautiful densely foliaged plant turns a brilliant red.
Northsky is a Half-High and will need another blueberry for pollination, so plant it and its pollinator partners in groups or hedgerows for low privacy and property definition, or as part of your foundation plantings in the sun. Consider combining with Northcountry or Northblue. Both of these varieties were introduced out of the same University of Minnesota's blueberry program. They'll work together beautifully to increase your production.
Northsky and most Blueberries like full sun and organically rich acidic soils with a pH of 5.5 or lower. The roots prefer to stay cool so mulch well, the shallow, fibrous roots need constant moisture and good drainage.
You'll definitely enjoy the finest cold country Blueberry varieties available. Order yours at NatureHills.com today!
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.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|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||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Vaccinium corymbosum x Vaccinium angustifolium 'Northsky'|
|Mature Height||2 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Moisture||Moderate to Moist|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|
|Pruning Time||When Dormant|