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Lingonberry Plant Vaccinium vitis-idaea

  • Lingonberry Plant

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Regular price $39.99 Sale price
  • 2 Quart $39.99
  • 2 Gallon $69.99

Product Details

Growing Zones: 3-8 outdoors

This plant may not thrive in your area

      3-8 outdoors
   Map 3-8 outdoors (hardy down to -30℉)
  • Mature Height: 1-2 ft.
  • Mature Width: 1-2 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
  • Spacing: 2-3 ft.
  • Growth Rate: 1-2 ft.
  • Botanical Name: Vaccinium vitis-idaea
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ

Product Description

Luscious Red Berries to Grow in Your Garden

Lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) look like a cross between a cranberry and a blueberry, perhaps because they're all members of the same plant family. But these round, red berries are truly individuals -- a must-have for the cool-climate gardener who wants to grow an unusual fruit. Plants produce twice a year '– in summer and fall '– to reward you with two harvests of luscious berries!

Easy-Care Plants; Healthy Berries
1. Two yearly harvests. Lingonberry has two bloom seasons each year '– one in the spring and one in the summer '– which results in two berry harvests. If the flowers in the first bloom season are damaged by a late-spring frost, you'll still be able to harvest berries in autumn from the second bloom season that begins in summer.

2. Low maintenance. Unlike some fruiting plants, Lingonberry doesn't need a lot of maintenance. The evergreen plants grow as a groundcover to discourage weeds, and they don't need a lot of fertilizer or pruning to keep them producing year after year.

3. Healthy fruit. The University of Massachusetts and other research universities note the antioxidant and cardiovascular benefits from eating Lingonberries.

An Edible Plant that Also has Landscape Value
You'll probably grow Lingonberry for its fruits, but this plant gives you a two-for-one value -- it's also a super groundcover. Small, bell-shaped, pinkish-white flowers cover the plants in spring and again in summer, attracting pollinators and painting the plants with colorful accents. The flowers are followed by bright-red berries, which give the plants another pop of color. You can plant Lingonberry on banks or slopes as an effective erosion-control plant.

Minimal Care Required
Use this checklist to give Lingonberry plants an optimal environment for growth and berry production:
Sun. Although plants can tolerate partial shade, berry production will be higher in full-sun sites.

Soil. Lingonberry prefers acidic soil '– pH around 5.0 '– to perform its best. Your local Cooperative Extension Service Office can test your soil and give recommendations for adjusting the pH. Lingonberry is salt-sensitive, so if you live in a Northern climate, keep plants away from areas where de-icing salts wash into the soil after they're spread on sidewalks and driveways.

Water. During the first year after planting, the root system needs regular watering for plants to become established. In subsequent years, keep plants watered at the rate of one-half to three-quarters of an inch each week.

Fertilizer. Too much fertilizer actually decreases the yield of plants. Apply fertilizer according to soil-test recommendations.

Pruning. Lingonberry plants rarely need pruning. If you want to trim plants back to stimulate new growth, wait until they are at least 5 years old, and cut them back in early spring.

Cross-Pollination Tip
One Lingonberry plant will produce berries without a second plant nearby for cross-pollination. However, planting more than one plant increases the yield as well as the size of the berries. Healthy, mature plants yield from one-half to 1 pound of berries per plant; each square yard will reward you with up to 10 pounds of fruit twice a year!

Pollination Info

Lingonberry Plant Pollination

Lingonberry Plants are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Lingonberry Plant will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

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Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
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Zone 5 Week of April 10th
Zone 6 Week of March 29th
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
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