Ask a Question forum: Blueberry leaves are turning red

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Adelanto, ca
Pyra28
Jun 14, 2017 1:53 PM CST
Hello, my blueberry bush is starting to turn red. What's wrong and how do I correct it?
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Jun 14, 2017 2:20 PM CST
You'll get responses now. WATCH !

It's just from the sun. No worries.
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plantladylin
Jun 14, 2017 2:41 PM CST
Hi Pyra28, Welcome!

As Philip mentioned, leaves taking on a red shade is normal, it's just from the sun. Here are a few photos from our database showing colorful, red leaves:


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Adelanto, ca
Pyra28
Jun 15, 2017 12:32 PM CST
D'Oh! lol Thank You! Just wanted to be sure it wasn't sick. It's going to be triple digits here in the next week, will they be fine in heat like that or should I give more shade?
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jun 15, 2017 3:53 PM CST
Ok. If established.
Otherwise ! I'd err! On the side of precaution !
No !!! They look young ! So ! Defanatly, precaution !!!
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jun 15, 2017 3:59 PM CST
A thin rag or cloth, will be fine.
It works to keep my tomatoes or anything else, from getting sunburned also. Thumbs up
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Leftwood
Jun 16, 2017 9:10 PM CST
When it's not the fall season when the red is the normal fall color as the leaves prepare to drop, I wouldn't call the "red" normal, but it's not bad. It is, however, an indication of stress usually caused by excess heat and/or sun. The red will probably not turn back to green, even in the shade, but no worries. I would definitely keep it in the shade in triple digit weather!
Adelanto, ca
Pyra28
Jun 18, 2017 7:04 PM CST
Thank you all! Your info was all very helpful!

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