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Oct 13, Mary B. Dear Mary, It is hard to say exactly why your blueberry plants are defoliating (losing their leaves). Here are a couple of possibilities: When you scratched in the fertilizer, you may have scratched too deeply and damaged the roots or burnt the roots with the fertilizer. Blueberries are shallow rooted, so be gentle when you scratch in Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins. Aug 31, Blueberry bush lost all its leaves.

Steve Posts: 2, September in Fruit & veg. For her birthday in the spring I bought my aged ma a blueberry bush. It's about 2 - 3' tall, with about 5 main stems, in a pot (too small for it) of ericaceous compost.

It's produced a little fruit. Last week it lost all its leaves and is looking a bit. Provide at least 1 inch of water per week for young plants and 1 1/2 to 3 inches of water a week for established plants. Wait until the first leaves of new plants reach full size and then. Jul 16, Saving a blueberry bush that lost all leaves. Ask Question Asked 2 years, 2 months ago. Active 2 years, 2 months ago. Viewed 6k times 2 Earlier this year I bought a small blueberry bush at a local garden store.

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Since it was written on the attached note that it can grow in a pot on the balcony without a problem, I bought bigger pot, some. Jul 19, Also, young plants create little shade, so the soil becomes very hot. As soils dry out lack of water causes edges and tips of blueberry leaves to dry out and turn brown. This symptom is often confused with burn from a pesticide spray. The two drought stressed blueberry bushes show symptoms next to a less stressed treecut.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins.

Use 2 of fine mulch on the top of the container.

I have a square foot back yard in which I grow blueberry bushes in containers ranging in size from 3-gallon to gallon. I use straight peat moss (I prefer MiracleGro) topped with pine bark mulch.

I've used this setup for about four years. At random times, a few of my blueberry plants. I recently purchased a dwarf Northsky blueberry bush from a mail order company.

When I recieved it, roughly % of its leaves had the appearance of being burned or scorched; the bad leaves were about 50% brown and curled, like they were burned or just dead.