Blueberry Bushes
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Pruning large blueberry bushes

Zone 30350 | shamner64 added on July 1, 2018 | Answered

I have very large blueberry "bushes" that have not been taken care of for 20 years. THey are now 8-9 feet tall. We are landscaping and would really like to keep them. They produce a huge amount of berries. We are re-landscaping and the huge bushes just look out of place. Wanting to know if I can just cut them back completely and wait a few years for fruit or will that ruin them? Thanks!

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    drtreelove
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    Answered on July 2, 2018

    How about just head them back to half of the height and shape them to be more manageable? Drastic cutting to the ground now during summer growing season is risky. If you can wait until winter dormancy then you can prune more extremely and leave selected canes (stems) to regrow the next season.

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