Patriot Blueberry Bush

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The Patriot Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Patriot') is beautiful and productive and is known for its large, round fruit. A little smaller than other varieties, this variety winters well, and the deep green foliage of summer turns from brilliant orange to burgundy in the fall, adding a beautiful bit of color to your landscape.

In May, Patriot will be covered with clusters of white bell-shaped blossoms, pulling in pollinators from near and far. This Northern Highbush produces large crops of big, dusky blue fruit with firm flesh and plenty of flavor! While self-fruitful, planting with other Northern Highbush varieties that ripen early and late season allows you to enjoy an extended of extremely nutritious, high-quality Blueberries!

This variety ripens mid-season and then again intermittently all growing season, giving you multiple harvests as your bushes consistently produce large crops for you and your family to enjoy. Once picked, they store well in the refrigerator, letting you enjoy them fresh for weeks. Add to your breakfast cereal, to yogurt, preserves, or bake in a pie or muffins.

Planting and Application:

Enjoy the beautiful fruit and foliage, but you will also be helping wildlife! Patriot is still tall enough to use as an edible hedge if you choose! The Patriot Blueberry Bush is an upstanding garden addition that will reward you with 3 seasons of beauty, food, flowers and fall color! Create delectable privacy with great fruit at your fingertips plus shade for your garden beds and borders. Use as backdrops to vegetable gardens or lovely foundation plantings, while filling your fruit bowl at the same time!

You can prune your Patriot small enough to tuck into large containers and planters on sunny porches and patios for gardening anywhere sunny! Plant multiple Patriots with other Highbush Blueberries in groups or rows and let these double-duty shrubs fill your garden with ornamental flowering beauty and superfruit that you'll need to fight the local songbirds for! For larger crops per shrub, plant multiples of Patriot Blueberry or combine it with other Northern Highbush Blueberry bushes.

  • Large Delicious Dark-Blue Fruit
  • Fragrant Bell-Shaped Blossoms
  • Containers & Hedges
  • Large Mid-Season Harvest & Later Intermittent Harvest
  • Small-Space Double Duty Food Security

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Patriot Blueberry enjoys full sun to partial shade and organically rich acidic soils. Preferring moist soil, plant it where the soil is damp to wet but well-drained. Provide lots of moisture and fertility, plus a healthy 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch, since the shallow, fibrous roots need protection and insulation. Prune when dormant to control shape and size, and keep the interior open to sun and air penetration.

  • Full Sun
  • Ample Moisture, Mulch & Fertility
  • Organic, Enriched, Well-Drained Acidic Soil
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Resists Root Rot & Fungus
  • Self-Fertile - Larger Harvests With Another Highbush
  • 800-1000 Chill Hours
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Fat and sweet with beauty and productivity! The spring, summer and fall display and flavor of the Patriot Northern Highbush Blueberry bush will fill your landscape with double-duty appeal! Order yours today at!

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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.

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Patriot Blueberry Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Botanical Name Vaccinium corymbosum 'Patriot'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Moist
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Orange, Red
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes