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Richie's survival guide

Berry good to meet ya!

You may have heard of the Dukes of Cambridge or Sussex, but have you heard of the Blueberry Duke!? If the answer is no, then you’re in for a real sweet treat. To the dismay of his family, young Richie here (formerly known as Richard III) hung up his royal duties a few years back to pursue his dream of becoming a world renowned pastry chef. Croissants, eclairs, cannoli - you name it! Blueberry Pie is his specialty and if you ask us, we prefer a pastry prince to a stuffy HRH - but nobody asked and that’s okay too I guess… Happy picking!

Requires bright direct sun
Flowering
Can grow up to 180 cm tall
Current length

The approximate size of this plant when it is delivered

Edible
Perennial
Is winter hardy (up to -30 C)
Toxic
Location
Light Sunny, more than 5 hours of direct sunlight every day
Soil sandy soil
Suitable for planting in soil or keeping in pot
Climbing trellis/assistance Not necessary
Care
Maintenance Average
Care

What type of care your plant needs

Watering Needs only a slightly moist soil
Water

Doesn't need extra water, the occasional rainy day will do/Often needs extra water during the summer/Needs to be watered on the regular, keep the soil slightly moist.

Nutrition Fertilize once in early spring, and a light dose each month through to summer
Pruning Late February in the third year after planting
Size
Height Is 70 cm tall upon delivery
Growth Can grow to be up to 180 cm tall
Pot size Plastic pot is 16 cm in diameter
Flowers and harvesting
Flowering Yes
Flower color Has white flowers
Flowering season May - June
When to harvest June - August

Our Care App will help you after your purchase.

What makes Richie so special

Duke Blueberry bushes (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Duke') are Highbush Blueberries, meaning the shrubs grow tall (up to six feet!) and produce larger berries than their Lowbush cousins. Due to their size, they are a great option for edible landscaping and can be used as hedges when planted in a row. They are big fans of acidic soil, so consider checking the pH of your garden soil before planting. They will produce the most blueberries when in full sun, but can also tolerate partial shade. They are cold hardy plants and can tolerate temps down to about -35 degrees C (brrr!). First thing in springtime, you’ll be treated to delicate, bell-shaped, white flowers that make way for the delicious berries that ripen early in late spring and early summer (yum!).

Vaccinium Corymbosum | Highbush Blueberry Duke (L)

Richie

Length
How do you measure height?

Good question! We measure the height from the top of the plant to the bottom of the pot (including the pot itself).

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Plant Care App

Our app will tell you exactly when and how much to feed and water your plants. Are you already a pro in taking care of your plant? Great! The App is completely optional of course.

Frequently Asked Questions

You might have some questions about ordering plants online. Makes total sense! We've combined the most common questions (and answers) below.

How do you make sure my plant arrives safely?

We are experts at packaging plants for a safe plant delivery. Our boxes have a clever design that ensures plants stay snuggly in one place throughout their journey to your home.

Will I get the same plant as pictured?

We make every effort to ensure the plant you receive matches very closely to the plant you see on our site. Always remember that these green amigo's are living creatures, each with their unique style. Let's just say we don't always look like our profile picture either!

Do I need a green thumb to begin having plants?

If you're new to plant parenthood, you should definitely try our Plantsome App. The app makes light work of plant care by sending water and fertilizer alerts to your phone exactly when your plants need it. #Easy!

How does your 3-Month Happy Plant Guarantee Work?

Are your beloved green amigo's not in good shape? Worry not, Plantsome provides a 3-month happy plant guarantee on all of its plants. Read more about it here.

Read what our customers are saying.

Honest reviews from real customers!

I randomly came across Plantsome & am sooo glad I did! I am beyond thrilled with my new additions to... Read more
I randomly came across Plantsome & am sooo glad I did! I am beyond thrilled with my new additions to our little jungle! 😍 I will definetely recommend the very talented & knowledgeable staff of Plantsome!!! Thank you for caring for your plant babies, right down to the safe travels to their new homes 💜 Read less

Wendy P.

Got a gift card for my birthday in the gift box (Fred the air plant was much larger than expected!)... Read more
Got a gift card for my birthday in the gift box (Fred the air plant was much larger than expected!) and after much though and deliberation given how large their assortment is, chose three plants to order. All three arrived earlier than expected and in fairly good condition, in very well planned packaging that even included a heat pack. They were a bit smushed but they seemed healthy - no pests - and are doing well now. The only problem I had was with just how full the pots were which made them a bit difficult to transport and water especially since they were pretty large given their pot size; definitely have to repot them within the year. Oh and the ceramic pot I ordered as well came and looks very cute! It's a touch small for their nursery pots, they fit inside but with a bit of a lip over the top, but otherwise look great. Definitely would recommend and plan on buying more in the future :D Read less

Emily D, via Google

I ordered 2 plants in late January 2022 which were posted to me in the Okanagan. They arrived within a... Read more
I ordered 2 plants in late January 2022 which were posted to me in the Okanagan. They arrived within a couple days with a heat pack that was still emitting heat. They were well packed and look healthy. Thanks for the gift of green in the dark of winter! Read less

Jennifer B.

So stoked on our order! It came in quick, in great conditions and the plants are lovely. They also use... Read more
So stoked on our order! It came in quick, in great conditions and the plants are lovely. They also use cardboard and brown paper, which is great! There was no plastic in the packaging. They even added 2 succulents as a gift in our order. Kelsi, one of their staff member even reached out to me to make sure I didn't make a mistake because not all the pots I ordered fit the plants I ordered (it was for some plants that I already owned, but how sweet?!) First time we purchased for Plantsome and definitely not the last. Great experience!! Read less

Alexandra L.

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