If you want to improve your health, and provide for your loved ones; add beautiful Blueberry plants. Grow them in acidic soil in the ground, containers or grow bags.
You'll relish the sweet taste of one of the earliest berries of the season. Star Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Star'') makes an excellent addition in your Edible Landscape.
With some of the prettiest berries around, Star features concentrated ripening. It's a delight to harvest in just a few pickings.
And the flavor! Even the world's pickiest kids will like the sweet taste and firm texture.
Tell them they are "Fairy Berries". With the cutest, star-shaped calyx at the end, the kids might just believe you!
Tiny, bell-shaped white blooms in springtime might help you make your case. Star's bloom time is legendary.
First, it blooms very late, and resists pesky late frosts. Second, the blooms last and last to help pollinize many other varieties.
Star develops quickly from bloom to finished fruit. This disease-resistant variety is a great candidate for organic and low-spray backyard growing.
But Star isn't a 'one hit wonder", With abundant foliage, they make an attractive shrub for landscape use.
Low chill Star Blueberry bushes are an exceptional choice for Edible Landscapes in warm climates. Order your high-quality Star Blueberry and other fruiting plants from the experts at Nature Hills today!
Even small space gardeners can grow their own antioxidant-rich Star blueberries. Grow them in a 24-inch container filled with potting soil for acid-loving plants.
If you have naturally acidic soil, you can easily grow them for a hedge or as part of a Blueberry patch with other varieties. Self-pollinating Blueberries give bigger yields with partners nearby.
With their long bloom time, Star makes a terrific pollination partner for other plants. They feature an upright, spreading form and bushy habit.
Enjoy fruit the whole season long by planting for successive harvests. Get expert advice on high-density planting techniques at our Garden Blog and YouTube channel.
Space multiple bushes four to six feet apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
Find space for fruiting plants whether you jump into Edible Landscaping with both feet on a suburban homestead; or keep a pretty Star Blueberry bush in a high-end glazed pot on your patio.
There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of going outside and picking fresh topping for your breakfast cereal. Add handfuls to a superfood smoothie.
With one bite of homegrown blueberries, you'll be forever ruined for bland, store-bought berries that may have been shipped many hundreds of miles.
To develop those luscious berries, Blueberries require acidic soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.5. If you want to grow them in the ground, test your soil at their root zone.
It takes time to change pH with sulfur and organic amendments. Please test the soil regularly, so you don't wind up overshooting the goal.
Blueberries also perform beautifully in large containers or grow pots. It's easier to keep the pH stable in container culture. Size them up to a wide 24" pot to accommodate their shallow root systems.
Place them where they'll receive morning sun and a bit of afternoon shade. Apply a consistent amount of water, especially during fruit production.
Mulch with acidic pine straw or pine bark. If you can, collect neutral pH rainwater to water your Star Blueberries.
In early spring, remove the thickest, oldest stems. Leave the thin young stems, which are the most productive.
We will have a hard time keeping this productive early variety in stock. Place your order for Star Blueberry 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.
|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|
|#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 corymbosum 'Star'|
|Mature Height||6 - 7 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 7 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Harvest Time||Early Season|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|