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Kings Mountain, NC

August 10, 2012
9:15 AM

Post #9236724

These blueberry bushes were planted in late May of this year. The two varieties are Home Bell and Premier although I am not sure which one is which. Why is the one bush growing so bushy and so rapidly when the others are not? Is this normal? Do I need to prune it or cut off the bushy parts?

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McMinnville, TN
(Zone 6b)

August 11, 2012
1:51 PM

Post #9238028

Are you sure that what you have pictured is a blueberry plant? From what I am seeing it is not. Looks like a weed to me. I have never saw a blueberry plant look like this before.
Kings Mountain, NC

August 13, 2012
9:15 AM

Post #9239991

Me either which is why I'm asking! Those bushy parts are definitely growing off the blueberry plant that we planted!!!
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

August 14, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9241104

Please post close-up photos.
Kings Mountain, NC

August 14, 2012
10:14 AM

Post #9241295

Maybe it is a weed and we just got a bad pot from the garden center. It has small white flowers.

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Fairfax, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 16, 2012
2:12 PM

Post #9243828

Blueberries do have what could be described as small white flowers, but not ones that look like that. Try the "Plant Identification" forum. This looks like something vaguely daisy-ish to me, but I'm no expert.

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