Is there a blueberry variety that can tolerate high pH soil?

Asked February 15, 2015, 4:53 PM EST

Is there a blueberry variety that can tolerate high pH soil of 7 to 8? If not, what do you recommend for a solution?

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I am not aware of any blueberries that will grow in alkaline soils. Changing the soil pH is not easy or cheap. Here is an article I wrote on the subject.
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/soil_test_before_you_plant_blueberries
For a soil with a pH that high I would bring in peat moss and replace the soil for a few plants in a garden. I would find another plant to grow for a larger panting.


What is the maximum soil ph can one plant in blueberries? Thank u again for yr help

Sorry, I was out of the country. I find that blueberries do poorly as the soil pH rises to 6 and above. Typically they show iron chlorosis and poor shoot growth and dieback of the shoots. Here is a photo of typical symptoms seen in neutral soils.