After a dormant winter period, blueberry bushes begin their new growth in the spring. The plants have several periods of shoot growth during which their buds swell. Each period ends when the uppermost bud aborts, usually after growth of 6 to 10 inches. Shoot growth stops altogether by midsummer.
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