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Bushes that grow too closely together or receive little sunlight may need.

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May 20, To prune a young blueberry bush, remove crossed branches to allow the canes to grow straight up. This will produce stronger canes and keep fruit off the ground. Also during the first 2 years, cut away any buds, as the bush needs to focus on growing, not producing.

The bush needs to focus on growing, not producing fruit.

Then, in the second year, cut away branches that didn’t grow much in the last 93%(75). May 28, A good balance for a blueberry bush is to have 20 percent of the canes as one- to two-year-old shoots, 60 percent as three- to six-year-old canes and 20 percent as canes older than six years old slated for removal. This year old Bluecrop bush shows many older, weaker canes and no new growth from the crown.

Bushes like this are an excellent Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins.

Unpack and Soak: Unpack your blueberry bush and soak in water for 3 to 6 hours just before planting. Cut Broken Roots. Dig Hole (s): The width of the hole should allow you to spread roots.

Their natural habit is to grow new shoots from the crown every year.

If you are planting multiple blueberries, dig holes 4'-6' apart. If you are creating several rows dig holes 7'' apart. Aug 20, Blueberry bushes have shallow roots, so dig at least one foot away to be careful not to cause damage.

Cover the Root Ball Pull the entire bush out of the ground, taking roots and soil together.