Relocate Blueberry Bush - Knowledgebase Question

Durham, NC
Question by tadavis
February 14, 1999
I have a blueberry bush that is approximately 7 foot tall. I would like to relocate it. When is a good time for relocation, how deep are the roots and how far out should I dig from the trunk.


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Answer from NGA
February 14, 1999

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The best time to relocate a blueberry bush is fall or late winter. Try to get a section of root mat about 4 feet wide and 10 inches deep. You can slide a tarp under the bush as you lean it over and use the tarp as a "sled" to move the bush to its new location.

Set it at the same depth it was growing before and then firm the soil around the roots and water it in well. Cut the top back to about 4 feet, and be extra careful to keep it moist but not soggy during this first warm season.

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