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Pink Lemonade Blueberry

SKU:
VACXPL
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SKU:
VACXPL
Weight:
21.00 LBS
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5 feet
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5 feet
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Full Sun, Partial Shade
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Vaccinium 'Pink Lemonade'
Attracts:
Birds
Bloom Time:
Early to Mid Spring
Edible:
Yes
Evergreen/Deciduous:
Deciduous
Family:
Blueberry
Flower Color:
White
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Vaccinium
Growth Rate:
Fast
Hardiness Zone:
3b
Harvest Season:
Early to Mid Summer
Landscape Uses:
Orchard
Mature Height:
5 feet
Mature Width:
5 feet
Native:
Prune Time:
Best If Not Pruned
Self Polinating:
Cultivar
Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs:
Average to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
White
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Early to Mid Spring
_callout-28|Attracts:
Birds
_callout-10|Edible:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Orchard

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Product Overview

Vaccinium 'Pink Lemonade'
A hybrid blueberry with a bushy, upright habit; pale green fruit ripens to a stunning deep pink with a pleasant flavor; fall color is golden yellow to bright orange; all blueberries require highly acidic soils, excellent drainage and a good mulch

Edible Qualities

Pink Lemonade Blueberry is a medium-sized shrub that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces clusters of rose round berries which are usually ready for picking from early to mid summer. The berries have a sweet taste and a firm texture.

The berries are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Preserves
  • Freezing

Features

Pink Lemonade Blueberry features dainty clusters of white bell-shaped flowers with shell pink overtones hanging below the branches from early to mid spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval leaves turn outstanding shades of gold and in the fall. It features an abundance of magnificent rose berries from early to mid summer.

This is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage. This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Aside from its primary use as an edible, Pink Lemonade Blueberry is sutiable for the following landscape applications:

  • Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Planting & Growing

Pink Lemonade Blueberry will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

This shrub is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have sandy, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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