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how and when do i prune a blueberry bush

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we have a young blueberry bush that is well established now but i don't know when or hw to cut it back to help it get a denser foliage and larger crop



I would have thought it would be good to prune it when it's finished fruiting. I don't know if it's one of those fruit plants that fruits on last year's wood.

I have got Carol Klein's Grow your own fruit book, I will look up blueberries for you. If you don't mind, can you wait while I go and get it?


4 May, 2009


Right! Back again!

"established pruning consists of taking out completely a proportion of the older wood, so use lopers or a saw to remove 2 or 3 older stems to the base in late winter. This helps keep plants productive. As the same time tip back vigorous new shoots to a plump, healthy bud to encourage side branching. Winter prunings of 1 year old wood can be used as hardwood cuttings." end of quote.


4 May, 2009


This is where I got my info for my bush.

I reckon that'll tell you all you need to know. :o)

4 May, 2009

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