Pruning young bushes. Highbush blueberry plants can live for many decades; but early in their life, they don’t need much pruning. For the first two years flower buds should be removed either by rubbing them off or by cutting off the tips of shoots.
after pruning, especially when late spring and summer cuts are made on actively-growing bushes. Steps in Winter Pruning (November – March) STEP ONE: Define the crown. Pruning starts at the ground, not at pruning southern highbush blueberry bushes zone 9 top of the bush. Visualize a circle 12 to 18 inches in diameter around the crown of the bush, and remove ALL shoots ofAuthor: Bill.
Sep 26, Tools Needed. Skip to Tools Needed. Most blueberries are hand pruned using long-handled pruning loppers capable of cutting branches 2 to 3 inches in diameter. Finer, more detailed pruning such as thinning of flower buds on individual fruiting twigs requires smaller, one Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.
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.
Jul 26, For trimming blueberry bushes, you should remove any lower growth to prevent fruits from settling on the ground.
When pruning blueberries, you’ll want to allow light to penetrate the center of the plant. This means any criss-crossing branches should be removed to allow for more sunlight and better air circulation.