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Blueberry Goldtraube


Vaccinium corymbosum Goldtraube

Very reliable and decorative autumn foliage

A heavy cropping variety that produces an abundance of large, aromatic blueberries which ripen by midsummer. It also has gorgeous gold and red tinted foliage in autumn.


Happiest in a sunny spot, will also thrive in a large container.


Best in a moist but well drained, lime-free soil which will not dry out in summer. If growing in a container use ericaceous compost - specially formulated for acid-loving plants. Keep well watered through the summer. Blueberries need to be pollinated to ensure a crop of fruit, so another Blueberry needs to be planted nearby to ensure pollination.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Winter
Flowering March - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 30 cm - 54 cm
Plant width 120 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 15 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Acid, Light sand, Loam
Light exposure Part shade, Full sun
Soil drainage Moist, Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting June - August
Cropping July - August

Typically available

From March to September