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I have a blueberry bush now 2 years.It is planted in fairly large pot on my patio.

Was kept in poly tunnel over the winter.

Had a few fruits last year but this year nothing.

Plenty of new growth and long stems.

Do I need another Blueberry plant or is there something wrong.

Should I prune it back now.


  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,817

    Did it flower?

  • Blueberries do better if you have got more than one, but not essential.

    i leave my blueberries out in the winter, they are planted in pots,but it depends what part of the country you live.

    if it flowered did bees have access to it to pollinate?

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    Do not prune the new growth. When the bush is established, only prune out the old branches. They will look old, you'll which they are.

    Just make sure the plant never dries out and it is in acid soil.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    And they are completely hardy so no need to bring into polytunnel.  In fact, doing that might reduce cropping as it would certainly limit pollinator access.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Did not flower this year and bees would have had access,have to say did not see many bees this year compared to previous.Have had not fruit with other trees this year,pears,apples and plums although they all showed good flowers earlier in year.Thought it was late frost that effected them,perhaps blueberry was also effected  

  • DorcasDorcas Posts: 159

    Most blueberries in my experience don't really fruit well in the first couple of years as they need to get established.  It's also possible that birds pinched the flowers as soon as they appeared something that has happened to mine in previous years.  This year, I covered them with a net early on and the fruit has been good.  I keep mine in pots (outside all the year round) and top them each year with fresh ericaceous soil.  I also give each of them a packet of chelated iron (Chempak) each Spring.  Apart from that, I don't feed them.

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