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This will force new canes to develop from the base of the plant.

Twenty percent of the canes should be one- to two-year-old shoots.

Feb 03, Here's his answer to your question: Cuttings for blueberry bushes are usually taken from soft green wood. Take a inch cutting, remove all the leaves apart from the last three and then stick it into damp soil. May 28, Revitalize blueberries with renovation. Mark Longstroth, Michigan State University Extension - May 28, Cutting down old blueberry bushes yields a vigorous crop of new shoots.

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Many vigorous shoots sprouted from the crowns when these year-old Jersey bushes were cut back in late March. Photo was taken in stumphauling.buzzted Reading Time: 7 mins. Nov 25, If your bushes have never bush removal chain, 1844 Methuen MA trimmed, be careful not to go overboard the first year: Remove no more than two or three of the oldest canes (more than seven years old).

Remove any diseased or broken wood, plus crossing branches. You want the bush to have a narrow base and a wide, open top that allows sunlight and air in. Cut out one-fourth to one-third of the oldest canes each year for three or four years.

Spread the cuts evenly throughout the plant for a balanced look and take the canes out at the base. May 20, This will produce stronger canes and keep fruit off the ground.

Also during the first 2 years, cut away any buds, as the bush needs to focus on growing, not producing. Then, in the second year, cut away branches that didn’t grow much in the last season and cut the longest canes back to two-thirds of their length to help the bush branch out%(75).