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Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’ (Blueberry)

Blueberry 'Pink Lemonade'

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Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonade’ (Blueberry) is a bushy upright deciduous shrub providing year-round interest. In late spring, pinkish-white, bell-shaped flowers give way to pale green fruit that becomes flushed with pink, then turns deep pink for harvest in mid-late summer to early fall. Glossy and firm, the berries have a mild, sweet flavor. The foliage of glossy oval dark green leaves turns attractive shades of orange and burgundy in the fall, dropping to reveal the reddish twiggy branches. Compact, Pink Lemonade only requires 300 hours of temperature below 45ºF (7ºC) to bear fruit and can be grown in milder climates.

  • Grows up to 4-5 ft. tall and wide (120-150 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in well-drained, moisture-retentive, organically rich, acidic soil. Plant in a sheltered site and provide good organic mulch.
  • Perfect for mixed shrub borders in city gardens, cottage gardens, or coastal gardens. Can be grown as a hedge or in containers. Great fruiting shrub with Rhododendrons and Azaleas.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Watch out for vine weevil, powdery mildews, and chlorosis (manganese and iron deficiencies).
  • Prune as needed in late winter beginning in the third year after planting.
  • Propagation: Take 4-6in (10-15cm) softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-ripe cuttings in early summer.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Plant Type Fruits, Shrubs
Plant Family Ericaceae
Genus Vaccinium
Common names Blueberry
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spread 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spacing 48" - 60"
(120cm - 150cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Vaccinium corymbosum Midnight Cascade™ (Blueberry)
Vaccinium darrowii (Darrow’s Blueberry)
Vaccinium elliottii (Elliott’s Blueberry)
Vaccinium stamineum (Deerberry)
Vaccinium pallidum (Lowbush Blueberry)
Vaccinium myrsinites (Evergreen Blueberry)

Recommended Companion Plants

Rhododendron ‘Ken Janeck’
Rhododendron vaseyi (Pink-Shell Azalea)
Rhododendron ‘Olga Mezitt’

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Plant Type Fruits, Shrubs
Plant Family Ericaceae
Genus Vaccinium
Common names Blueberry
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spread 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spacing 48" - 60"
(120cm - 150cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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