Jul 26, Growing Blueberry Bushes from Cuttings. Another very popular method of propagation is growing blueberry bushes from cuttings. Blueberries can be grown from both hard and softwood cuttings.
Hardwood cuttings – Harvest hardwood cuttings in late winter, after the bush has gone dormant.
Select a healthy looking stem that’s one year old (last year’s. Jul 11, The Blueberry Stunt phytoplasma is common in North Carolina, and can be transmitted via propagation. Stem Canker is a fungal disease causing swollen cankers that eventually kill infected canes. Avoid collecting cutting wood from infected plants. Prepare a planting mixture of 2 parts loam and one part oak leaf mold, peat moss, aged sawdust, or compost, and place a layer of this mixture in the bottom of the hole.
Set the bush, with its roots spread out, at a depth of one inch more than it grew in. Unpack and Soak: Unpack your blueberry bush and soak in water for 3 to 6 hours just before planting. Cut Broken Roots. Dig Hole (s): The width of the hole should allow you to spread roots. If you are planting multiple blueberries, dig holes 4'-6' apart. If you are creating several rows dig holes 7'' apart. Nov 28, Late spring and early summer are the best times to gather and start softwood blueberry cuttings.
A 4- to 5-inch cutting taken from the tip of a new shoot will root best. Popular Blueberry Bushes. Up to 33% off. Brightwell Blueberry. Starting at44 reviews. Growing Zones: Up to 40% off. Top Hat Blueberry Bush. Starting atBeing in the same fruit family as cranberry, the blueberry plant is equally high in antioxidants. The high grocery store price of blueberries is a great reason to grow your own bushes.
Blueberry plants are easy to grow and have a long productive life. Just a few blueberry bushes would provide adequate berries for a small family.
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