Red Pearl' Lingonberry Bush | 9cm Pot

Code: TR0564
Red Pearl' Lingonberry Bush | 9cm Pot
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.

Characteristics
  • 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

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

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

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.

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.

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.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.9/5 (8 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent plants. Good packaging will certainly use Primrose again"

Reviewed Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Good secure packaging, nice plant"

Reviewed Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Rating: 5/5

"All the Plants are very healthy."

Reviewed Thursday, 21 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Great plants, of a very good quality. I was worried about buying plants from an online store, but if they are always of this quality I will be buying more from them."

Reviewed Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Timely delivery. Healthy looking plants"

Reviewed Friday, 25 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Within a week of planting out we have what appear to be small flower buds so getting very excited about this one!"

Reviewed Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Excelent plants, fast delivery."

Reviewed Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Good sturdy plants. Well packed and fast delivery. What more could anyone want?"

Reviewed Wednesday, 7 March 2018

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