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What kind of soil is needed for a blueberry bush?

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12/03/2011

Moist but free draining acidic soil is the kind of soil which is needed for a blueberry bush (Vaccinium spp).

Specifically, a soil analysis test has to place the soil in the pH levels below the neutral range of 6.5 to 7.0. A way of ascertaining the soil pH without such a test is looking for the areas where trees such as the acidic soil-loving white pines (Pinus strobus) fluorish. If the soil pH is not acidic or if lime needs to be added for the well-being of other plants, then the blueberry bush can be started out in a container with ericaceous compost.