O'neal blueberry bush leaves brownish-red - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by bronxville71
April 16, 2010
I planted an o'neal blueberry bush a few weeks ago and when the leaves started to come in, they're coming in sort of brownish-red. I used Moisture control soil and some acidifier. I also put pine needles as a mulch on top of them. Should I be concerned about this? It doesn't look like they're dying just dull and not green.


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Answer from NGA
April 16, 2010

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Believe it or not, the reddish coloration is normal and natural for new blueberry leaves. As they mature they will turn a deep green. (new growth on roses does the same thing!)

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