Site selection - Select a site that has full sun most of the day for best results.
For best results PlantNet recommends that Blueberry Burst® be grown in a pot or tub as this gives you more control over the pH, and gives good drainage.
Planting - Potting media should be 50% course pine bark (10mm-25mm in size) and 50% of a premium quality Camellia/ Azalea potting mix (Mixed together). For warm dry regions the addition of pine bark may not be necessary, however it is still worth considering to keep a well aerated pot which will extend the life of your Blueberry in a pot considerably.
Under no circumstances should you tease the roots of the plant before planting as this will severely affect the plants establishment. Ensure when planting that the top of the soil of the pot you have purchased remains level with the top of the soil in your pot you are transplanting into.
Why Premium potting mix?Premium mixes are the first choice when you want the very best for your plants. Premium mixes have greater water-holding capacity, contain added nitrogen, and remain at peak performance for a longer period. They are a worthwhile investment, especially for those superior plants that are important decorative specimens. Premium mixes are identified on the bag by Red Standards Mark ‘ticks'.
Add pine bark to the top of the pot to help protect the surface roots. Blueberries require a pH of 5.0- 5.5. Most Camellia/ Azalea mixes are in this range. This can be checked if required by purchasing a pH soil test kit from your nearest garden centre or hardware store. These are simple to use and are ideal for checking soil pH over your total garden area. Add a good quality 3 month slow release fertiliser to your potting media and mix in well.
This potting media is recommended by PlantNet to help keep the ph down, to give good drainage and to provide an open potting mix for root development. Blueberries produce masses of fine roots which mat together. Without an open potting mix all Blueberry varieties will only have a life of around 2-3 years in pots. This mix should extend the plants life well beyond this.
Both the Azaelia/Camellia mix and pine bark are available from most garden centre's and hardware stores.