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Blueberry ‘Northland’

‘Northland’ Blueberry 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.

  • Non-GMO
  • Great for northern climates
  • Compact for patio gardens

Plant Details +

Botanical Vaccinium corymbosum 'Northland'
Cultivator Type Highbush
Common Name Blueberry 'Northland'
Family Ericaceae
Height 3-4'
Spacing 5-8'
Hardiness Zones 3-7
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Foliage Large, dark green
Fruit Blue
Harvest Early Summer

Planting/Care Instructions +

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.

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