Lingonberry growing subshrub of the genus Vaccinium also known as Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Lingonberry perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental ground cover plant, grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-8
Leaves color green mostly dark in the winter the leaves can become red and also when the leaves young.
Flower color white, flower has reflexed petals the stamen expose and facing down the petals go up.
Fruit color red and has sour taste, the fruit size can be 0.3-2 cm.
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Requirements for Lingonberry growing and care:
Acid soil, iron, chilling hours, mulch
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Some virus attack a lot of verity, sensitive to heat
Recommended planting season?
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Weak and dead branches
Size of the plant?
10-15 cm, 4-6 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (outside of the temperate zone can grow in shade with light)
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Reflexed flower color white, flower has reflexed petals the stamen expose and facing down the petals go up
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Lingonberry fruits?
Eaten raw, jams, juice, beverage
Work requirements on the fruit:
How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years from seeds, 1-2 years from cutting