I suspect that we all love growing our own fruit. The satisfaction of biting into a sweet, fresh-from-the-plant apple or pear that you’ve grown yourself can’t be beat.
Blueberry plants are especially popular. The fruit is not only delicious and extremely healthy, it’s also versatile. Blueberries are not only great raw, alone or in cream, but also baked in almost any way you can imagine.
The problem that many people have with growing blueberries is that many blueberry plants aren’t the prettiest fruit plants available. Park Seed has found one, however, that is one of the best-looking plants you’ll ever see.
The foliage on the Blueberry Sunshine Blue is a glossy silvery-green color, and it’s semi-evergreen to boot! It’s a dwarf blueberry bush with a dense habit that makes it a perfect container plant. Sunshine Blue is easily attractive enough to stand alone as an ornamental potted plant, but come spring it is covered in bright pink flowers followed by masses of sweet, juicy dark blueberries.
Blueberry Sunshine Blue is also an exceptionally easy blueberry bush to grow. It’s self-pollinating, hardy all the way from Zone 5 to Zone 9, and it’s more tolerant of high pH than most other blueberries.
Add to that the ease of container gardening (it’s certainly easier to adjust the pH of a couple of gallons of soil than a patch of uncontained ground), and you’ve got one of the easiest blueberry bushes I’ve ever seen.