Blueberry bush leaves

Asked June 22, 2016, 5:28 PM EDT

This year my blueberry bushes did not leaf out fully. They are green, but did not fully develop. I have always mulched with pine needles and oak leaves to give soil an acid ph. Would this be the problem? We have clay soil.

Douglas County Nebraska

1 Response

Thank you for your question for eXtension. Blueberry bushes do require acidic soil, so pine needles and oak leaves should be a good mulching material for your plants.

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