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.

Answer from NGA
April 16, 2010


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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