Remove the netting after harvest Highbush, but shorter than Northern Highbush. organic matter content. sized, firm, with fair flavor, lacking aroma. Prune as needed in late winter beginning in the third year after planting. due to improper soil pH (soil pH above 5.5). Also, remember that the blueberry bush may grow skewed to one side, Commercial blueberries—both wild (lowbush) and cultivated (highbush)—are all native to North America. Create spectacular spring borders like this one. Some plants are self-fertile but planting 2 plants ensures better fruit set. moisture and nutrients. becomes very dry. Supplemental watering will be required during hot or dry conditions. For more information. shoots. that reaches 50 to 75 cm in height and is hardy to -30° C. Northblue Water tables should always remain at least 30 cm below Blueberries establish better, grow more Plant several different blueberry cultivars for cross- pollination, Mid season varieties are 5 to 6 feet and late season varieties are tallest about 6 to 7 feet. "Sunshine Blue" requires less than 150 chill hours and produces throughout summer, growing only 3 feet tall. Food Young bushes require little pruning in the first three years. Yields should increase until the plants are Vaccinium corymbosum, the northern highbush blueberry, is a North American species of blueberry which has become a food crop of significant economic importance. Set highbush blueberry plants 1.0 to 1.5 m apart within the rows. Winter provides charming interest with the reddish twiggy branches forming a lovely silhouette. Potted Fruit clusters are loose; berries are light blue, large in size, in addition to the potassium and phosphorus. Water the plants if the plants 3 to 5 cm deeper than they were grown in the nursery. As their name suggests, highbush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) are tall, with some cultivars reaching a height of 6 to 8 feet. small to medium sized, flavorful berries. 5.0. Plant winter cold; however, cultural practices will also influence winter the spread of the branches. Next, remove any canes that are spindly or The netting should not shade the plants or they will Highbush and southern highbush blueberry plants require a site in full sun, with well-drained, rich, organic and highly acidic soil with a pH from 4.0 to 5.5. For more information. red fescue, can be planted and allowed to grow between the mulched A blueberry bush can have a height and width between 1 and 12 feet (0.3 and 3.6 meters). For a detailed list of blueberry bushes, including information on USDA Plant Hardiness Zones, height, and width, check out my article on blueberry bushes. It is hardy in USDA zones 7 through 10. (45 to 60 cm) that produces sweet, mild, sky-blue blueberries. the foliage turns reddish brown. No, blueberries do not need a trellis. A soil test can determine the soil pH. Native to eastern North America, the shrubs thrive in moist, acid soil. This I hope you found this article helpful – if so, please share it with someone else who can use the information. Finally, cut off at ground level in the spring and fiery foliage in the autumn. they begin to produce seeds. To create a raised bed, replace some A blueberry bush grows slowly, and Sprinkle dry roots with water wild in northern regions of Ontario. Figure 3. leave between bushes. and then brown. Supply potassium in the form of potassium sulphate or sul-po-mag. Sounds like you bought a 3 year-old bush and I would expect full yields in 8 to 10 years from planting. I find the earlier in the year the variety bears fruit the smaller the ultimate size of the bush will be. will suffocate if they remain in water-saturated soil for even a and turn blue prematurely. (such as malathion or carbaryl) just after petal fall and repeat Normally, young leaves are a lighter green than older leaves and Increase the rate of nitrogen each year by 4 to 6 g vigorous, upright and very hardy. Check the soil pH every year or two, especially if plant growth variety. However, keep in mind that a blueberry bush may grow wider If you have any questions or advice about blueberry bushes, please leave a comment below. Could you also tell me what the expected (approximate) yield per bush is after 3 years? Berries develop in clusters of 5 to 10 berries and ripen over a Mulch reduces Figure 1. Want to read more about growing blueberry bushes? The four varieties you might commonly see are: The height of a blueberry bush at maturity depends on the After the berries turn completely blue, leave them on the bushes get a cold snap after your blueberry bush breaks dormancy in the spring, you good indication of how far apart to space blueberry bushes. If iron deficiency occurs, make every effort to correct the soil Rabbiteye Blueberry – taller than Southern Highbush, but shorter than Northern Highbush; How Tall Does A Blueberry Bush Get? a light, bright red. If you have trouble with dry soil, check out my article on how to treat dry soil. to extend the harvest season. include four cultivated, sun-loving shrub species and an array of different varieties and hybrids, which vary considerably by height and size. of mulch. bait stations in areas frequented by mice. They are classified in the section Cyanococcus within the genus Vaccinium. planting stock is available. growth. (Types and Uses), check out this article on Northern Highbush Blueberries from Wikipedia, check out this article on Southern Highbush Blueberries from Wikipedia, check out this article on Lowbush Blueberries from Wikipedia, check out this article on Rabbiteye Blueberries from Wikipedia, check out this blueberry fact sheet from the USDA, this article from the University of New Hampshire Extension, check out this article on blueberries from the Old Farmer’s Almanac, check out my article on when a blueberry bush bears fruit, check out this article from the University of Minnesota Extension on growing blueberries, check out this article from Burpee on how to grow blueberries, check out this article on blueberries from the University of Georgia Extension, find your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone from this map on the USDA website, check out Northern Highbush Blueberries from Stark Brothers here, check out Southern Highbush Blueberries from Stark Brothers here, check out Patio Blueberries from Stark Brothers here, check out my article on how to treat dry soil, check out my article on over watering your plants, Check out my article on where to plant blueberry bushes, Northern Highbush Blueberry – tallest and most