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Blueberry ‘Northland’

‘Northland’ has been hybridized to adapt to the very northern climates of our country.  It has flexible branches which do not break under heavy snow loads and adapts well in the sub-zero climate. Fruit is borne on long and loose clusters. The quality of the fruit is moderately firm and has a nice wild berry flavor. This is also a great ornamental bush. A low stature and spreading growth habit make it an attractive landscape plant. Blueberry plants are also great for wildlife!  The flowers provide nectar for native bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. The fruit is loved by birds and other wildlife.

Blueberries are naturally high in antioxidants! This fast growing fruit is extremely nutritious and has a high vitamin content. Blueberries are excellent in pies and make delicious jams and preserves. Best of all, bake your own blueberry muffins! Blueberries are rapidly increasing in interest due to their reliability and health benefits.

Like all blueberries, it must have moist, acidic soil to flourish. Set plants out as early as possible in the spring. Prune branches back about 1/2 their length at planting time with no further pruning required the next 3 years. Prune annually thereafter, during the dormant period.

Availability

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BU146BAG Blueberry 'Northland' 25 27 $82.50
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Plant Details +

Size 1 YR #1
Height 4-6'
Spacing 5-8'
Hardiness Zones 3-7
Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Foliage Large, dark green
Fruit Powder-blue berries
Harvest Mid to Late season

General Information +

Botanical: Vaccinium corymbosum 'Northland'

Common: Blueberry 'Northland'

Family: Ericaceae

Cultivator Type: Highbush

General Characteristics: ‘Northland' is cold hardy and a vigorous blueberry that produces an abundance of small dark blue fruit. These compact plants are better suited to small gardens. Produces small white bell shaped flower clusters in spring. Bright green leaves brighten to orange in fall. Blueberries are delicious, exceptionally nutritious, and high in bioflavonoids. ‘Northland’ may also be used as an ornamental shrub.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. You can protect fruit from birds with netting.

Planting Instructions: Prepare the ground well before planting. Blueberries prefer an acid soil. In alkaline soil, add ammonium sulfate for best results. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. When planting, add generous amounts of peat but no fertilizer. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Blueberries can also be grown in large pots and containers if compost is used. Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring, feed with sulphate of ammonia, sulphate of potash, bonemeal and top-dress with compost.