As most blueberry bushes can grow very large, the best option for a patio or other urban garden is to plant a dwarf variety. Blueberry bushes begin producing after about three years, so you’ll have berries in a more timely manner if you buy a plant that is a couple years old as opposed to starting from seed. We recommend the dwarf ‘Tophat’ variety, or any of the interesting varieties produced by BrazelBerries, such as ‘Jellybean’ or ‘Peach Sorbet’— both perfect for containers.
Where Can I Grow It?
Blueberries grow well when planted together with strawberries, as the strawberries provide ground cover to keep the soil cool and damp (just how blueberries like it!). Avoid planting blueberries along with tomato plants.