Blueberry – Pink Lemonade

$20.00

A pink blueberry! The delicious berries add sweetness and delectable colour to desserts. This beautiful fruiting shrub is an attractive ornamental with white-pink bell-shaped blooms in spring and crisp red-orange foliage in autumn. Self-pollinating, The fruit starts out pale green then quickly turns a deep pink for harvest. Leaves turn a bright orange and red in the fall.

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Description

Botanical name
Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’

Family
Ericaceae

Spacing
Set plants 1.2-2.4 m (4-8′) apart.

Depth
Dig a hole 51 cm (20″) by  51 cm wide for each bush. Set plants 2.5-5 cm (1-2″) deeper than they were in the nursery.

Requirements
Full sun. Acidic, moist, organic, well-drained soil. pH should be 4.5 to 5.5. Blueberries have shallow roots and require a uniform and adequate moisture supply throughout the growing season. They do well with trickle or drip irrigation.

Pests
Few serious insect pests and diseases.

Timing
Bushes should be planted in the early spring.

Growing
Water regularly throughout the growing season.  After the first 2 or 3 years, begin to prune out the oldest stems each autumn in order to encourage healthy new growth the following year. Cover fruits with netting in summer to protect fruit from hungry birds.

Harvest
Mid- to late-season

Season
Perennial