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20-30cm Red Pearl' Lingonberry Bush | 9cm Pot

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Lingonberry Red Pearl 9cm Pot

Red Pearl lingonberry is a close relative of blueberry bushes (all are in the genus Vaccinium). This plant provides good ground cover and produces wonderful red berries which allows you to grow fruit even without a distinct vegetable patch or fruit area by incorporating this pretty groundcover in your ornamental garden beds.

During late spring white to pink drooping bell-shaped flowers appear at the ends of stems followed by red berries ripen in late summer, with a second, usually larger, crop occurring in autumn. Lingonberries produce abundant crops of large, red berries that carry a sweet but acidic flavour and are highly nutritious.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

  • Arrives as: 9cm Pot Shrub
  • Approx height on arrival: 10-15cm
  • Shrub is approx. 2 years old
  • Fruit: Blue Berries
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 30-45cm
  • Approx Spread: 3m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: Late summer and again in Autumn
  • Tolerance: Fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Groud cover
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Uses: Eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves, smoothies, dried
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy
  • Rate of Growth: max. Height in 3-4 years
  • Scented: No
  • Wildlife friendly - Attracts bees and other pollinating insects, provides food for birds

Caring and Maintenance

Water during dry periods. Remove any weeds by hand and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter. Aim to remove the old wood, as fruit grows on new wood.

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: Partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Requirements: Acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: Moist but well-drained, well-drained

    Planting

    • Planting Distance: 1.2m
    • These soft fruits will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 4.0 - 6.0 is ideal. They prefer full sun, but will also grow in partial shade.
      Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally, mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering.

      Can be planted at any time of the year, as it is a containerised plant.

    More Information
    Colour Test Sand
    Harvesting Period Mid Season Fruit Trees
    Common Name Lingonberry
    Harvest Month August, September, October, November
    Is Collection/Mix? No
    Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
    Species Soft Fruit Plants
    Time To Cropping 1 Year
    Type Lingonberry
    Uses Fruiting Plants Suitable For Eating Fresh
    Colour Sand
    Material Clay
    Pollination Group Self-Fertile
    Annual Rate Of Growth Fast Growing
    Supplied As 9cm Pot
    Supplied As 9cm Pot
    Type Soft Fruit Plants
    Shop By Category Soft Fruit Plants

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