When to transplant blueberries

Discussion in 'Fruit and Vegetable Gardening' started by Dougy, Dec 14, 2022.

  1. Dougy

    Dougy New Member

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    I bought some blueberry bushes in pots this fall to plant in my yard. I waited until all their leaves dropped before transplanting, but now the pots/root balls are frozen solid. Is now still an okay time to transplant, or should I just hold onto them until early spring at this point? (Lower Mainland BC, it's supposed to drop down to around -10 next week at night.)

    The plants themselves are fairly large, about 3 feet tall but the pots are *small*, maybe a half gallon so they are very root bound and I'm worried that disturbing the roots while frozen is not good.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Store in a sheltered area unil next mild spell, then plant at that time.
     
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    Dougy New Member

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    Thanks ron. I surrounded them with leaves and think they should be fine, if a bit of popsicles.
     

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