Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Patriot’ [Blueberry]


Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Patriot’ [Blueberry] in a 3 litre pot.

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Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Patriot’ is a cultivar of blueberry that is known for its high yields of large, sweet, and flavorful fruit. This variety is a mid-season variety, producing fruit in mid to late summer. The plant is a deciduous shrub. The leaves are glossy, dark green and have an elliptical shape. The plant produces clusters of white, bell-shaped flowers in spring which are followed by the fruit. The berries are large, round, and bright blue in color, with a sweet and tangy taste. The ‘Patriot’ variety is known for its hardiness and disease resistance, making it a great choice for home gardeners and small scale producers in colder climates. It’s also relatively easy to grow and care for, and it’s a hardy plant that can withstand temperatures down to -15°C. It prefers acidic soil and full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade. They need well-drained soil, regular water and fertilization to grow and bear fruit.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):Patriot Blueberry Bush
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy
  • How big will I get? Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Patriot’ can grow to a height of 2m and a spread of 1.5m.
  • Did You Know That:Highbush blueberries are considered to be a superfood, it’s rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and dietary fiber.

Plant Calendar

A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Flowering Time
Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Patriot’ prefers moist but well-draining soil. This plant requires acidic soil to thrive and cannot grow in neutral or alkaline soil conditions.

Best Position

Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Patriot’ prefers a sheltered position and can cope with either full sun or partial shade.


Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Patriot’ should be pruned regularly as it is important for maintaining a healthy and productive plant. It should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Remove any dead, diseased or damaged wood, suckers, crossing or rubbing branches, water sprouts, stool shoots, and canes that are more than 3 years old. If you want to rejuvenate an older plant, remove 1/3 of the oldest canes at the base of the plant.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Patriot’ can have problems with vine weevil, it can be vulnerable to certain diseases such as powdery mildews. It is also known to attract bees. It is not considered to be toxic.

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