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Lingonberry

Perfect for edible landscapes

Lingonberry

Perfect for edible landscapes

Cold-hardy, low-growing shrub doubles as an ornamental ground cover. In summer to fall, it bears bright to dark red, small, tart berries that are perfect for jams, jellies and juices. Berries are high in antioxidants, vitamin C and more! Grows 8-12 in. tall. Self-pollinating. Deer resistant. Plant in full sun. Zones 2-7.
  • 76346
  • bareroot
  • $19.99
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  • Botanical Name: Vaccinium vitis-idaea 'Koralle'
  • Height: 8 - 12 inches
  • Spacing: 12-18 inches between plants, 4-5 feet between rows.
  • Depth: Place the plant in the hole at the same level it was grown by the nursery. This is where the roots start and the tops shoots begin. Spread the roots out evenly. Gently work the soil around the roots do not pack the soil. Water plant thoroughly.
  • Spread: 1 - 3 feet
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating.
  • Yield: Heavy bearer. Yield potential is approx. 10 lb of fruit per sq. yard of row. Matures summer-fall. 4-5 years to reach full yield potential, but will likely begin bearing after 1-2 years.
  • Color: Pink
  • Size: Bareroot
  • Blooms: Mid Spring
  • Fruit: Bright to dark red, small round berries.
  • Zone: 2-7
  • Form: Fruit, Small Fruit, Lingonberry
  • Flower Form: Small pink bell-shaped flowers, flower on previous year's growth.
  • Soil Requirements: Acidic Soil
  • Pruning: No pruning needed.
  • Foliage: Obovate dark green leaves. Foliage turns an attractive mahogany in winter.
  • Comments: Distinct tart flavor, rugged and cold hardy, doubles as an ornamental ground cover. Lingonberries are rich in antioxidants, benzoic acid, Vitamins A and C and magnesium. Good for cold regions/very hardy. Koralle as first released in Holland as an ornamental ground cover then later cultivated for fruit. Makes up almost all of European production. Berries are said to be best if picked after a sharp frost. Harvesting may be done much like cranberries using hand-held scoops. Plants reach full production after 4-5 years. Fruit good for jams/jellies/juices. Use for a ground cover, mass planting, border, edging.

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