Top Questions About Container Blueberry Bushes

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Questions About Container Blueberry Bushes

Asked by
Anonymous on
December 15, 2010

Q. Blueberry Plant

I bought a blueberry plant at the beginning of the summer. It gave great berries and grew well. I brought the plant inside because it was cold outside. Now the leaves are dropping off. Will this plant live through the winter?

Answered by
Heather on
December 26, 2010
Certified Expert
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These plants really need a cold period to do well. Right now, it is trying to go into dormancy. I would place it out in an attached garage or a shed for teh rest of the winter.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 10, 2011

Q. Care of Potted Blueberry Plant in Winter

My potted blueberry bush did not blossom or bear fruit last year (first year). I brought it inside from the MI winter and wonder how to care for it so it will blossom and bear fruit this coming summer.

Answered by
CaptainAng on
February 11, 2011
A.

As far as no fruit production, do you what variety you have? If it's a 'dwarf/lowbush', you don't get a good harvest right away, as they are slow growing. It can take up to 5 years to get a significant fruiting.
Generally, you want at least 1 plant of 2 different varieties for best pollination. It's not absolutely necessary though, if you'll be happy with a handful or two of berries. And there are some varieties that do well without another plant nearby.
As far as caring for it during the winter inside, you need to keep it in an unheated garage with just a bit of watering and it doesn't need light. You want to keep it as cold as possible without freezing. If there is likelihood of freezing temperatures, just simply cover the plant with an overturned box.
I hope this helps!

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 5, 2011

Q. Fruiting Season

We just bought 3 blueberry bushes with berries on them. Have planted in containers as recommended. Question is: do the bushes bloom all summer, producing fruit throughout the season, or do they bloom just once and then are done for the year?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 5, 2011
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They bloom once and are done for the year.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 6, 2011

Q. Blueberries/Raspberries

I live in a townhouse and we are not allowed to plant. I would like to grow berries in a container. Need to know how to get started, and other mini plants of veggies I can grow. With the economy the way it is, I need to cut back, as others.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 7, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, any plant can be grown in a container if it is large enough. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/berries/berries-growing-container.htm

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Anonymous on
May 13, 2011

Q. Growing Blueberry Plants From Start in Containers

I want to know what soil should I buy for planting blueberries in containers? I have used top of the line potting mix and added water with plant food for acid-loving plants, but my plants are not doing well at all. In fact, they looked better when I recieved them in the mail. I also added coffee grounds and Holly Tone for acidic shrubs and trees, and mulched with pine needles, but still it’s getting worse. I have checked the pH and it is still 6. 7.  I can’t get it lower no matter what I do. Can I transplant and start all over with different soil mix? Planted only 6 to 8 weeks ago and maybe I can save them.

Asked by
Anonymous on
August 6, 2011

Q. How Do I Start a Blueberry Bush From a Cutting

How do I get a cutting from a blueberry bush and get it to grow in a pot?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 6, 2011
Certified Expert
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Blueberries can be rooted from both hard and softwood. I would do several cuttings as the survival rate for rooting blueberry cuttings tends to be low. This article will help you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-root-cuttings-from-various-shrubs-bushes-and-trees.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 20, 2011

Q. Patio Blueberry Bush

I planted a blueberry bush as a patio plant, which Gurneys said was a good variety for this purpose. It did well all summer (western Mass) but now I don’t know what do do with it for the winter. Do I have to put it in the ground? Do I bring it in the house? Or can I leave the pot out in the shed?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 21, 2011
Certified Expert
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You can put the pot in your shed and just water it once a month or so after it goes dormant.

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