Potted Blueberry Tree Problems


Old 08-03-02, 01:57 PM
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Potted Blueberry Tree Problems

I have invested in two potted blueberry trees, however, one has brown leaves that are now dropping and it is looking sickly... The branches have a green-like color on them. Have I lost the tree entirely. I live in Washington DC and the drought plagued weather has been a very difficult one to withstand, therefore, I water them daily. They are both in pots and stand about 6 feet tall. Neither has produced any fruit. The problem tree is the biggest one. Can it be root rot, or cramped, or diseased? Thank you for your assistance.

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Old 08-04-02, 05:08 AM
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Do you have a particular reason for leaving your blueberries in the pots. I ask this because it will cause undue stress during these very hot and dry periods. I suggest, if possible, to plant them permanently in the ground. Water every couple days for about three weeks until the bush becomes establishd.
It may be too late for the sickly bush.

Fruiting - almost all blueberry bushes need a pollinator to set fruit. So, you need to purchase a different species if your two plants are the same variety. Very early next spring will be okay, since you will probably have trouble finding one now.


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