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Pruning mature blueberry plants: remove weak, low-growing shoots (1) thin the crown of the plant by cutting out about 20 percent of the canes each year (2) head new, vigorous canes to about 4 to 6 inches below the top of the bush (3) 1 2} Excessive fruit set results in smaller, poorer-quality fruit and, potentially, reduced flower bud formation for theFile Size: KB. Feb 03, Pruning an Older Blueberry Bush. The tidy-up comes first.

Prune the newly planted dwarf blueberry back about one-third with pruning shears, removing flower buds, at the time it is planted.

Prune out all the dead, diseased wood. Remove crossing stems and any crossing or particularly spindly-looking branches. Then remove any low branches that will touch the ground when fruit-laden.

Blueberries have a shallow, spreading root system and suckers can sprout up some distance from.

Prune blueberries in late winter and early spring, when plants are dormant.

Jul 03, While it’s not absolutely necessary to prune blueberry plants every year, reducing their height can make them easier to pick.

The amount of new growth that the plants put out after they’re pruned will depend to some extent on their vigor and the fertility of the soil, but as a general guideline, cut them to about one foot lower than the maximum height at which you Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.

Dwarf blueberry bushes (Vaccinium spp.) grow from 12 to 36 inches tall, rather than the 5 to 6 feet of the full-sized versions. Blueberry bushes need acidic, well Missing: Concord MA. To keep them producing well, blueberry bushes need to be pruned every year. If your bushes have never been trimmed, be careful not to go overboard the first year: Remove no more than two or three of the oldest canes (more than seven years old).

Remove any diseased or broken wood, plus crossing shrubdelimbing.buzzg: Concord MA.