pruning blueberry bushes - Knowledgebase Question

seale, al
Question by jacqs13
June 21, 2007
should blueberry bushes be pruned and if so, how often and how far back and what season? Thank you

Answer from NGA
June 21, 2007



I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

Blueberries are pruned in late winter. Starting in year 5 prune out 1/5 of the oldest canes or shoots emerging from the ground. Prune them all the way back to the ground. This gets the bush on a 5 year renewal cycle.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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