Because blueberry bushes need special growing conditions such as evenly moist acidic soil and good drainage, they can be difficult to grow in containers. However, by choosing the right varieties to grow and providing the right conditions, anyone can successfully grow blueberry bushes in containers.
How to Plant Blueberry Plants in Containers
Provide as large a container as possible that has drainage holes in the bottom. Wooden or ceramic containers work best because plastic containers heat up in summer, creating fungal problems in damp soil.
Arrange container in a location that receives at least six hours of sun per day.
Plant blueberry plant in container at same level it was previously planted in nursery pot or ground.
Back fill with potting soil appropriate for acid-loving plants like azaleas or camellias while slowly adding water to prevent air pockets from forming around roots.
Cover soil surface in pot with an acidic mulch such as pine needles, pine bark or peat moss.