This is a 2 year old Blueberry Plant in our garden.
It is a low chill variety and can be planted in sub-tropical areas like Durban or any area where there is mild frost. We have other varieties for heavy frost and snow.
There is pine bark mulch around it which is a great way to lower the ph of soil and to add organic matter.
Note that it is NOT touching the stem of the plant as this may cause the branches to rot and get infected.
It is a good idea to mulch all your berry plants as it helps retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds and keeps the soil cool.
Using an organic mulch will help improve the soil’s fertility, as they decompose. Top up regularly!