Bluebuy is my catalog of the blueberry bushes we grow for retail sale and mail order at the flowering shrub farm in Voorheesville, NY. We grow the native highbush (V. corymbosum), native lowbush (V. angustifolium) and a hybrid of those two natives that are called half highs. We propagate and grow hundreds of own root plants every year. If you want to purchase contact me. 15:52
Lowbush Blueberry Vaccinium angustifolium 'Aiton' Blueberry Zone 2, 2 feet x 2 feet, Native to Northeastern USA.
NORTHSKY picture above Crop 211 Vaccinium 'Northsky' Zone 3, 18 inches x 30 inches. Hybrid of Highbush crossed with Lowbush. So it is a self fertile medium sized shrub with berries in June.
BLUECROP Crop 151 High bush V. corymbosum 'Bluecrop' Blueberry bushes. Needs a cross pollinator to produce fruit but best fruit production comes with all three varieties together.
BLUEJAY Crop 152 High bush V. corymbosum 'Bluejay' Blueberry bushes. Monthly pictures of the available plants from the newsletter. Needs a cross pollinator to produce fruit but best fruit production comes with all three varieties together.
BLUERAY Crop 153 High bush V. corymbosum 'Blueray'. Monthly pictures of the available plants from the newsletter. Needs a cross pollinator to produce fruit but best fruit production comes with all three varieties together.
NORTHBLUE Crop 209 Half High Vaccinium 'Northblue' Zone 3, 2.5 feet x 3 feet
NORTHCOUNTRY Crop 213 Half High Vaccinium 'Northcountry' Zone 3, 2 feet x 3 feet
I purchase rooted cuttings of one or two of each Blueberry variety from my list above every year and pot them in 4.5 inch pots using a soiless potting mix 1 part potting soil, 1 part perlite and 1 part peat moss a handful of Espoma Holly Tone. Root hardiness of plants is generally fourty degrees less hardy than stem hardiness but as most of these plants are hardy to zone 2, 3 or 4 and we are in zone 5 its usually not a factor. I fertilize each plant in spring with Espoma Holly Tone. After they outgrow the 4.5 inch pot we repot into a 1 and 2 gallon pots.
Many years ago Dr. Coville of the U.S. Department of Agriculture crossed chosen varieties of the wild Native American Highbush Blueberry Vaccinium corymbosum. The resulting plants are extremely ornamental with their scarlet autumn color and their red twigs in winter. They also produce large quantities of suculent blueberries. All of these original crosses of native blueberries were named with the word blue in the name. The canes may grow 6 to 12 feet in length if left unpruned, the species is generally trouble free and hardier than just zone 4 but sometimes not quite hardy enough to zone 3 (Wyman, 471). If berries are desired we usually keep them pruned to an upright shrub 4 feet by 4 feet. I suggest mulching them in winter at the northern extremes of their range.
Shrubs and Vines for American Gardens by Donald Wyman, published by The Macmillan Company in London 1969. Library of Congress Catalog card #69-18249
Availability? Blueberry Bush Guide & Inventory. We grow plants to sell at our plant sale. Go to my growing page to see what we do and when we do it. Read my notes on the zone hardiness numbers I use. Do we do mail order? Check my picture-newsletter Want to purchase? email me.
Want to purchase? email me I grow native blueberry bushes as well as others I have found to be extremely hardy. In the list above are Native Highbush varieties; 'Bluecrop', 'Bluejay', 'Blueray'. Native Lowbush V. angustifolium 'Aiton'. And Hybrids of Highbush and Lowbush; 'Northblue', 'Northcountry', and 'Northsky'.