1. Trimming Blueberry Bushes

Asked by dakotab - August 15, 2011

When is the best time to trim blueberry bushes?


2. Blueberry Bushes

Asked by Kathy - August 16, 2011

I live in the Reno, NV area and just wanted to know if there was anything I could do for the blueberry leaves, which are turning brown.

  • This happens normally when the plant is not getting enough water. Try increasing the water to the plant. It may also be a fungus or the roots are damaged. As a precaution, treat the plant with a fungicide and check the roots for damage.

3. Blueberry Plants

Asked by didi paano - September 1, 2011

I just purchased a blueberry plant here in southern California. I planted it in good soil (with worm casings, bat guano, etc. ). I water it well every 3-4 days; however, the leaves at the top are drying out. Do I need to cut the plant back? What is causing the dried leaves? Am I over watering, not watering enough, etc. ? There are no bugs on the plant and it’s very leafy. . . just seems that the leaves on the ends are drying out and turning brown and crispy.

  • You may need to increase watering, at least for the first season. Newly planted plants need large amounts of water to establish themselves well. Their roots were either restricted or cut to be able to be in the pot, so are not large enough to support themselves well yet. Watering more will help those roots grow. With shrubs, it takes about 3-4 months minimum of good watering to get them well established.

    Increase watering and make sure that you are watering deeply, so the water gets to all the roots.

4. Blueberry Bush Pruning

Asked by Anonymous - September 8, 2011

I would like to know when to prune older blueberry bushes in NC.


5. Pruning Blueberry Plants

Asked by Anonymous - September 11, 2011

If I reduce the height of my plant, how will it affect berry growth? Do they grow from new shoots?


6. Blueberry Bush Info

Asked by Anonymous - September 20, 2011

Do blueberry bushes drop their leaves in the fall? Some of the leaves on my bush are starting to brown around the edges. Is this because the bush is deciduous or is it too dry? It is a fairly young bush, although it did bear some fruit this year.


7. Blueberry Bush

Asked by Isla - September 20, 2011

I have a 4 year old blueberry bush about 1 metre tall, which fruits well (except that I forget to cover it and the birds get the berries before me!). When is it the best time to dig it out and plant it into a container so that I can cover it with a net and enjoy the berries next year? Should I cut it back hard? Thank you.

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