Lingonberry

Lingonberry

A cold-hardy fruit-bearing tree.
Common name : Lingonberry
Scientific name : Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Family : Ericaceae
Category : Fruit plants
Type of plant : Perennial
Vaccinium vitis-idaea - the lingonberry - is a short evergreen shrub in the heath family native to boreal forest and Arctic tundra throughout the Northern Hemisphere. It is an evergreen shrub spreading by underground stems, with rounded stems and alternate, oval leaves with a slightly wavy margin, and bell-shaped flowers. They bear an edible fruit with an acidic taste.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
Granulométrie plants.granulometry_5
Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 6a
Height 1 - 45
pH 6 - 7

Plant my lingonberry

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my lingonberry

Water regulary in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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