Vaccinium Koralle Lingonberry

Vaccinium Koralle Lingonberry

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Fruit ripens in summer and possibly again in fall
SKU v2597
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Key Characteristics
Zone

2 - 7

Mature Height

18 IN

Mature Width

18 IN

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Vaccinium Koralle Lingonberry

Vaccinium Koralle Lingonberry is valued not only for fruit production but also for ornamental purposes. Koralle is a low-growing ground cover shrub that sets 2 crops a year in optimal conditions. It blooms in loose terminal clusters of small, bell-shaped, nodding white to blush pink flowers, first in spring and again in summer, followed by small round bright red berries in summer and possibly again in fall. The berries are slightly tart and can be eaten fresh or cooked in jams, jellies, and preserves. The flowers attract birds and butterflies; unused berries sustain songbirds.

A Vaccinium vitis-idaea, commonly called lingonberry, Koralle is a mat-forming evergreen that spreads moderately by underground runners to form colonies with attractive glossy, dark green leaves. Cold hardy and low maintenance, lingonberry grows best in sunny locations with peaty, moist, well-draining soil with an acidic pH. A light spring fertilization will help produce the best fruiting and color.

Lingonberry is self-pollinating but planting two or more varieties with similar bloom times encourages cross-pollination, producing larger yields of bigger berries.

Product Details

Genus Vaccinium
Species vitis-idaea
Variety Koralle
Product Classification Fruit
Habit Compact
USDA Zone Low 2
USDA Zone High 7
Bloom Color Pink, White
Bloom Season Start Mid Spring
Bloom Season End Mid Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Berries, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
Uses Border, Containers, Cuisine, Fall Color, Foliage Interest
Zone 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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