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Blueberry Pink Lemonade

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Vaccinium corymbosum Pink Lemonade

Unusual deep pink berries

An attractive blueberry with unique rich pink fruits that ripen in late summer. It also makes a lovely shrub for the garden looking fantastic in spring when covered in pretty pinky white flowers.

Where?

Happiest in a sunny spot, will also thrive in a large container.

How?

Best in a moist but well drained, lime-free soil which will not dry out in summer. If growing in a container use ericaceous compost - specially formulated for acid-loving plants. Keep well watered through the summer. Blueberries need to be pollinated to ensure a crop of fruit. Pink Lemonade is a self pollinating variety, but you will get a bigger crop if another variety is planted nearby.

Pink Lemonade' was developed by the US department of agriculture.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 115 cm - 150 cm
Plant width 125 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 45 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting June - August
Cropping July - August

Typically available

From March to September