Northland Blueberry in container
I recently purchased a Northland Blueberry shrub from my local Menard's. I bought a large wooden half barrel planter garden soil (Master Gardner brand) and mulched with Cedar chips. I have been reading that these plants can do well in containers so long as they are cared for properly. My questions are these:1) Is commercial garden soil that does not say it is high in acid provide a high enough PH for blueberries, and if not what would you recommend I add to the soil. This soil is made up primarily of Sphagnum Moss, Peat Moss, and Perlite. 2) This shrub had white blossoms on it when I purchased it. Would you recommend I remove those this year or is this plant likely old enough to produce fruit? It came in a 4 inch diameter pot. 3) What other species of blueberry would you recommend I plant for cross-pollination? 5) The barrel planter I bought was a 25" wooden whiskey barrel. Is this large enough for the plant at maturity, or will I need to replant to something larger in a couple of seasons?
Ramsey County Minnesota