Pink lemonade blueberry shrub: Diseases and Remedies (3-minute Read)

NOTE: Pink lemonade blueberry shrub may be referred to as Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’ in this article, in fact, those are the same plants, Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’ is the botanical name for Pink lemonade blueberry shrub.

The Pink Lemonade is a hybrid bush that is called rabbiteye. There are four types of plants for the berry. In USDA Zones 4 through 7 there are large fruits from the northern highbush blueberries. In Zones 7 through 10, the southern highbush blueberries bear large fruits.

Lowbush blueberries have more of a growth habit and are popular in the colder areas. Rabbiteye varieties can be grown in most zones, except for those with extreme temperatures.

Why does my Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’ roots have rot?

If left untreated, root rot on your Pink lemonade blueberry shrub (Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’) can be fatal. For this reason, if the symptoms appear, we highly advise that you adhere to our recommendations to keep your plant alive: Blackened and softened roots.

Why does my Pink lemonade blueberry shrub have gray mold spots?

Gray mold spots are a specific fungus that regularly harms flowers and spreads swiftly. If you notice any brown (or gray) spots, this fungus is probably to cause. You risk your plant dying if you ignore these warning indications.

Our Solution

The solution is quite logical when you know the cause of the problem. Most of the time, it is due to overwater of the Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’. We advise you to remove the infected parts of the plant, cut off the infected roots and leaves, then repot your plant using sterile potting soil and a clean pot.

Why does my Pink lemonade blueberry shrub have leaf spots?

Leaf This type of disease is one of the most frustrating for Pink lemonade blueberry shrub owners, we give you all the leads to spot and save your plants that present symptoms such as leaves that suddenly change color, or wilt/droop.

Why are my Pink lemonade blueberry shrub leaves turning yellow?

In the world of horticulture, yellowing leaves are undoubtedly the most common problem. The two main causes of this problem are overwatering and a lack of nutrition.

When it’s overwatering, simply reduce your watering frequency, and if you think it’s a nutrient deficiency, here’s how to check it:

Here are some indicators of yellowing on the Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’ brought on by its numerous flaws:

  • Yellow patches between leaf veins on elder leaves are the first sign of magnesium shortage. Veins continue to be green while the leaf’s core turns yellow. The leaf’s edges yellow last.
  • Yellowing between leaf veins is another sign of iron shortage, but young leaves on plant tops and branch tips are initially affected.
  • Sulfur shortage first affects the youngest leaves, turning them entirely yellow.
  • Leaf edges turning bright yellow but inside leaf remaining green are signs of potassium insufficiency. The symptoms first appear on older leaves, and the leaf edges quickly become dark.
  • A lack of nitrogen is indicated by a widespread yellowing. Older, inner leaves are the first to yellow. As the yellowing progresses, it eventually touches young leaves as well.

Our Solution

You only need to act in accordance with the symptoms listed above. You can address a potassium or nitrogen deficiency by buying a particular soil, and a gardening store consultant will be able to advise you on how to do that. Furthermore, you can also limit how frequently you water your plants.

Is my Pink lemonade blueberry shrub sunburned?

It is simple to determine whether your Pink lemonade blueberry shrub (your Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’) has sunburn. Your plant will change color in this instance, beginning to turn yellow or white, much like it does on us.


The leaves of your Pink lemonade blueberry shrub can also change color in case it gets too much water or not enough light, as we saw above.

To find out if the yellow leaves have been sunburned, look at the part of the bottom that is tinted closer to the base. The yellow leaf is probably burnt and not something else if this portion stays greener.

Why are my Pink lemonade blueberry shrub leaves turning brown?

A plant’s browning leaves are typically a symptom that it has been sunburned and has been exposed to excessive amounts of direct sunlight. Don’t worry; your plant probably won’t perish as a result, but its growth will be negatively impacted.

Should I leave my Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’ in direct sunlight?

No! If your Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’ (or Pink lemonade blueberry shrub) has the symptoms described above, don’t leave it in direct sunlight, that’s the reason why your Pink lemonade blueberry shrub is in such a state!

Our Solution

As explained in the paragraph above, the solution is simple, just place your Pink lemonade blueberry shrub in a place where the light does not reach it directly, in this way and with a correct watering, your plant should resume its life rather quickly.

Why are my Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’ leaves drooping or wilting ?

In most cases, this happens when your Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’ lacks water. This is especially the case for large plants, naturally they need more water than others.


An easy way to know if your Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’ is lacking water is to under-weigh its pot, if it looks light, it means that the soil and the roots are probably quite dry, and therefore need water!

Our Solution

If the soil in your plant’s pot is completely dry, you will need to start by moistening it so that the roots will also benefit from the water. A common mistake is to drown the Pink lemonade blueberry shrub right after a dry period thinking that it needs a lot of water.

This is true, but the easiest way to end it is to give too much water at once. Instead, you should water the soil properly, returning to a peaceful watering rhythm.

Caring Tips for Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’

Water Occasionally

Water is essential to the survival of your plant, however, it is important to balance the rate of watering. As we explained above, overwatering could have fatal consequences for your Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’.

You can tell if your plant needs water by touching the soil; if it still feels damp, it’s usually preferable to wait a few more days.

Always keep temperatures stable

Maintaining a consistent temperature for your Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’ is also a good idea, especially if it is kept indoors. At GreenShack, we typically advise reserving a temperature between 65 and 85 degrees F. Of course, avoid positioning your Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’ close to air conditioners, radiators, or other sources of hot or cold air.

Keep your Pink lemonade blueberry shrub Dust-Free

This one relates to indoor plants. Just like your furniture, dust collects on the leaves of your indoor plants. The issue is that this can block the photosynthesis process from starting, which would cause the plants to gradually lose their color.

This would also make the pests happy, a real descent into hell for your Pink lemonade blueberry shrub.

To remove the dust from the leaves of your plant, take a microfiber cloth and gently rub the leaves. You can wet the cloth to make it easier to remove the dust, but never use corrosive products (such as rubbing alcohol!)

Keep drainage in mind

If you have a tendency to overwater, you should be mindful of your drainage, and if they don’t already have them, we suggest selecting a saucer and a pot with drainage holes.

You can add volcanic rocks (or any other pebbles with holes) to the bottom of your pot in the interim if your pots don’t already have holes in them. This will help to form a channel so that the water doesn’t pool there for too long (preventing the rot of the roots!).