The edible landscape is all about growing plants that add interest to the garden year-round, yet provide sweet flavors for the table in season. Isn't that the essence of farm-to-table living? In the spirit of that usefulness of purpose (ornamental and delicious) we are excited to offer this pink blueberry, among the first of its kind. In spring pinkish-white blooms develop into deep pink fruit ready for picking and eating at summer's end. These berries are just as tasty and rich in antioxidants as their blue counterparts, but guaranteed to start a conversation. Store-bought blueberries simply can't compete. The medium-size fruit with pleasant flavor and a high sugar content are perfect for fresh eating and baking. Self-pollinating too. But that's not all – blueberries make excellent ornamental shrubs, with fantastic fall foliage that is semi-evergreen in temperate places. They're tough as well – growing as far north as Zone 4 with some winter mulching. Who says you can't have your shrub and eat it too? Vaccinium 'Pink Lemonade'
Vaccinium 'Pink Lemonade'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:4 - 5 feet
Spread:4 - 5 feet
Spacing:4 - 5 feet
Flowering Date:Mid spring
Winter Care:Mulch in areas with colder winters.
Flower Form:Urn shaped, 1/3" in loose clusters.
Foliage Type:The leaves are smooth, glossy green, lanceolate, with serrated leaf margins. In fall, the leaves turn a bright orange fading to deep red.
Pruning:To remove crossed or damaged limbs. In late winter when dormant or early autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
Soil Requirement:Acidic (pH 4.5-5.5) peaty or sandy soil that is moist but well drained.