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'
Type of FruitFruit ripening occurs mid to late season with moderate yields of medium-sized, glossy, bright pink fruit.
Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
State RestrictionsAE AK CA GU HI PR
Spread4 - 5 feet
Spacing4 - 5 feet
Flowering DateMid spring
Planting InstructionsFull sun location is best for maximum fruit production.
Winter CareMulch in areas with colder winters.
Flower FormUrn shaped, 1/3" in loose clusters.
Foliage TypeThe leaves are smooth, glossy green, lanceolate, with serrated leaf margins. In fall, the leaves turn a bright orange fading to deep red.
Pruning TimeIn late winter when dormant or early autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
Soil RequirementAcidic (pH 4.5-5.5) peaty or sandy soil that is moist but well drained.
PruningTo remove crossed or damaged limbs. In late winter when dormant or early autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
Additional InformationAs rich in anti-oxidants as its blue cousins. Fruit has a mild, pleasant flavor with a high sugar content that makes them perfect for fresh eating or baking. Self pollinating.
Unique CharactersticsNew own root rose exhibits phenomenal flower power and super hardy plants from a rose plug. Roses grown on their own roots are naturally hardier than grafted roses. In cold climates, new shoots that emerge in spring ar true to type, not undesirable suckers below the bud union. These roses exhibit fuller more symmetrical rose plants with more fragrant, beautiful flowers. This unusual flower color takes on quite a show from new buds opening to when the bloom is several days old. Depending on climate and temperatures, it can range from chocolate orange all the way to russet red.