How do I care for my Vaccinium?
Blueberry shrubs are very easy to grow. By growing it in the correct semi-shade location, and by pruning it correctly, you can optimise its fruit production. A young shrub needs less pruning than a three year old shrub. Between March and May you can fertilize it with organic fertilizer; be sure to avoid calcium rich fertilizers.
Can I prune the Vaccinium?
It needs little pruning in its first year. After that, correct pruning prevents the shrub from becoming too dense and its berries from being too small. Total production per plant is often slightly less after pruning. You can prune the Blueberry in early spring. You can also remove the old (6-year-old) fruit branches at that time.
To 80 cm
Evergreen or deciduous:
In February-March (minimal pruning in the first years)
Organic fertilizer between March and May
Blue/purple, large berries
Birds also love the berries. Beat them to it or use a net to cover the shrub for instance.