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.

Lingonberry fruits

Fruit color red and has sour taste, the fruit size can be 0.3-2 cm.

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How to grow 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?
Winter, spring

Pests and diseases:
Virus, aphids

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Weak and dead branches

Size of the plant?
10-15 cm, 4-6 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
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 indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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:
Bees, self-pollination

Edible Fruit

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:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years from seeds, 1-2 years from cutting

Scientific name:

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

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